Lory Hawley Photography
My editorial assignments for various restaurant articles dove tail nicely with my many years in the restaurant business. I understand the stresses a photographer on assignment can bring to a chef and floor staff. Knowing how to move with the flow of the kitchen and servers can make make a chef more relaxed and more accommodating — resulting in that extra sparkle and magic that the camera can capture.
I shoot with available light, onboard flash and a reflector as my only lighting. This makes for a much quicker and less obtrusive impact on a busy, fast moving restaurant.
Part of being a photographer is being a diplomat; understanding the language and customs of the restaurant environment is essential.
 The beauty of a meal made with passion and pride makes for beautiful images, whether it is a high end tuna tartare, or an all American meatloaf dinner.
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