The Beginner Photography Podcast

350: Mica McCook - Food Photography Secrets: Plating Up Art

February 28, 2023 Raymond Hatfield
350: Mica McCook - Food Photography Secrets: Plating Up Art
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The Beginner Photography Podcast
350: Mica McCook - Food Photography Secrets: Plating Up Art
Feb 28, 2023
Raymond Hatfield

Mica McCook is an Austin based food photographer. Mica recollects her journey to becoming a photographer which had begun in 2015 when her then-boyfriend encouraged her to take up photography as a business. On receiving payment from her first gig, she realized she could turn it into a career. Mica shares how she began her journey as a photographer by experimenting with different types of photography, and eventually landed on food photography. Mica believes that light is an important element of her work and uses it to create dramatic photos.

The Big Takeaways

  • You can be a photographer.
  • Start with a passion.
  • Develop emotional sensitivity.
  • Learn the rules to break them.
  • Bring life to still images.
  • Try the thing.
  • Light and shadows create art.
  • Prepare before shooting.
  • Give yourself permission to fail.

Resources:

Download your free copy of
46 Creative Photo Ideas to Get You Out of a Rut
at https://creativeimageideas.com/

Connect with the Beginner Photography Podcast!


Thanks for listening & keep shooting!

Show Notes

Mica McCook is an Austin based food photographer. Mica recollects her journey to becoming a photographer which had begun in 2015 when her then-boyfriend encouraged her to take up photography as a business. On receiving payment from her first gig, she realized she could turn it into a career. Mica shares how she began her journey as a photographer by experimenting with different types of photography, and eventually landed on food photography. Mica believes that light is an important element of her work and uses it to create dramatic photos.

The Big Takeaways

  • You can be a photographer.
  • Start with a passion.
  • Develop emotional sensitivity.
  • Learn the rules to break them.
  • Bring life to still images.
  • Try the thing.
  • Light and shadows create art.
  • Prepare before shooting.
  • Give yourself permission to fail.

Resources:

Download your free copy of
46 Creative Photo Ideas to Get You Out of a Rut
at https://creativeimageideas.com/

Connect with the Beginner Photography Podcast!


Thanks for listening & keep shooting!