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Fully Raw Book Photography

Commercial food photographerI was honored to work on the food, drink and lifestyle photography for Kristina Bucaram’s Fully Raw book.  A former raw foods practitioner myself, it was so motivating and inspiring to work with Kristina and bringing her delicious, healthy, and colorful recipes, smoothies, desserts to fruition in photographs. Of course a dream team helped make these beautiful images happen, including the amazing food styling of Kristina Wolter of Girl Gone Grits, two lighting and styling assistants, Rachelle Bendixen and Sonal Penner, Kristina’s lovely PR Agent Bianca Bucaram Foty who helped produce the whole shoot, and Houston make up artists/hair stylists Jennifer Aronson and Sherrie Evett.  Check out the book and be inspired by the clean eating.Texas Food photographer


Food and Drink Photography for Freebirds World Burrito

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Freebirds World Burrito digital menu board

There is nothing more satisfying than seeing the fruits of your labor up on display for all to see.  It was a pleasure to shoot the digital menu board photography for Freebirds World Burrito late last year.  They needed images for their backlight digital menu boards.  The photo shoot was held overnight at one of their restaurant locations, so we had the whole restaurant at night which was definitely an adventure.  Thank goodness I love the music selection of 70s and alternative rock at the restaurant which kept us going all night. Food stylist Kristina Wolter kept us on pace with her amazing food styling (and time management capabilities!)  Images were shot on black plexi background with slick, pronounced product lighting, thanks so much to my partner Tim Brisko to help with the lighting and Rachelle Bendixen as first assistant.  It’s so satisfying to see the end result up on their menu boards and we can’t wait to shoot one of their world famous burritos next.Austin Food Photographer

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Texas Co-op Power Magazine Holiday Recipe Photo Shoot

One of my favorite clients to work with this year has been the Texas Co-op Power Magazine and working on their food photography recipe features.  What an honor to shoot the cover and winning holiday recipes for their December issue.   Over a two day shoot, we shot five recipes at the home studio with food editor Paula Disbrowe preparing the food and food styling along with the oversight and expertise of graphic designer Jane Sharpe.  We always have so much fun setting out the various props and choosing just the right backdrops and props to tell the story, often including vintage props and family heirlooms that we need to be specially careful with.  For this shoot, we kept it simple, suggesting a holiday setting with eclectic vintage china and silverware, coupled with graphic hand printed decorative paper.  The food was delicious as usual, leftovers being a major perk of this type of editorial food photography job.  The Texas Pecan Board sponsored the recipe contest.  The cover winning recipe, Pecan Pie Cake With Cinnamon Whipped Cream Frosting was simply amazing and really combined the best of dessert options (pecan pie filling and moist dense cake with frosting).  Check out the magazine tearsheets and food photography vignettes below:

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Food Product Photography

So excited to share some recent collaborations with my partner, Tim Brisko.  Tim has a background in product and fine art photography, so we naturally combined both of our passions to create dynamic portfolio images of food products and food-related products.  It’s been such a treat to learn new photographic lighting techniques (shooting through plexi, who knew?) and having him along on photo shoots.  We even recently taught a basic product photography course at Precision Camera University together.  Looking forward to more exciting developments as Skorpil Photography expands!

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Food Photography Workshops Texas

Ever wanted to learn the tricks of the trade when it comes to food photography?  Join me at an upcoming Art of Food Photography workshop with Precision Camera University.  These classes are so much fun!  We spend the first half of the class exploring lighting, composition, food styling and prop styling.  It’s also a unique opportunity to ask questions about the business side of food photography.  Whether you’re creating a cook book, shooting food as a hobby or for your blog, this class is ideal for anybody who wants to expand their photography skills to include food photography.

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The second half of the class gives participants the opportunity to practice what they learned with hands-on shooting bays.  Food stylist Kristina Wolter sets up six different food compositions for participants to try out.  With Precision Camera’s generous selection of lighting equipment, participants also get to try out different lighting systems, such as studio strobes, LED panels, Spyder Lights and more, depending upon the set up for that class.  The great thing is, each class is different with new food displays in the shooting bays and a variety of topics covered depending upon the questions asked in the class.  Check out the video below to learn more about the workshop, or visit Precision Camera University’s website for more information on the next specific date.