Commissioned photography work

Raoul Pop
Raoul Pop

You can commission me to photograph products, food and locations (for restaurants and hotels for example), or for portrait work. Please be advised, I don’t photograph weddings or parties. The terms of my commercial photography licenses usually apply but we can arrange the particulars when we talk about the work that I will do.

For product photography or portraits, you can come to me or I can come to you, in which case there will be additional costs for travel, lodging and food (this part also applies to my location work). Unless I am to do some food photography at your hotel or restaurant, it would probably be best for you to send me the product that needs to be photographed. When it comes to food photography, there are two important components that have to come together in order to obtain stunning results: a talented chef has to prepare and plate the food in an artistic way, so that it’s ready to be photographed, and then I come in and do my part as a photographer. Just like a hair and makeup artist can do wonders with someone’s look for a photo session, a food plating chef can transform a regular menu into a spectacular one, so I highly recommend that you to hire an expert for that part of the job. There’s only so much I can do with lighting, composition and retouching if the food’s just thrown on the plate.

My photographs have made it into ten printed books and one e-book so far. In print, I am best known for my food photography. You can see my work in the books listed here. There are sample photographs in the gallery below. I also invite you to browse through the posts published here on my website (most of them contain my photographs), and to look through my Flickr photo stream and my profile at MyOlympus. I prefer to let the quality of my work speak for itself. If you’re not familiar with my other qualifications, then I definitely recommend you read through my about page.

When you’re ready to get in touch with me, use my contact page and we can begin discussing the details. Know that I don’t use sales tactics or pressure of any kind. I believe we both need to be comfortable with each other as we arrange the details of the work, and if we’re not, then we shouldn’t do business.