We've created a new section on our website called Food shoots

Shooting food and interiors in restaurants is a big part of Pantling Studio. The shoots are usually for press and web use, there is very little time and rarely a food stylist. It's always fast paced and the images are used to present new menus and seasonal ingredients. I usually use a mixture of diffused natural light and a little bounced flash with Canon speedlites. Nearly always with a Canon 5D Mk3 and the Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro, lately we've started to use the Canon 100mm f2.8l macro which is a perfect prime for close up food and head and shoulders portrait work. Here's a link to the section>


Grand Central, Birmingham. Ricoh GR

We were in Birmingham today, shooting the interior and autumn menu at the Metro Bar and Grill. On the way back to the new Grand Central I managed to take a few shots of the reflective cladding and the main concourse, with the Ricoh GR. The Ricoh always goes unnoticed, security assume it's a phone, if I used my DSLR with a big wide angle prime I'd be stopped instantly.