Food is a delicate object to photograph, it requires full co-operations from all parties involved in order to produce mouth-watering and delicious looking photos consistently.
Dennis has been very into food photography and his track records trail back to the days where he first shoot for McDonald's, Coffee Beans & Starbucks. To date, thousands and thousands of food shots he has taken 10 over years and his food shots still look fresh and delicious whenever you looked at them. It is no easy task to be good and consistent for the kind of quality, the little extra effort in every shot and he'll never fail you by giving you more in the end of the sessions.
Dennis knows best when comes to presenting and styling the food to look good and delicious. He is a professional in his field and knows what he's doing. There are situations where client especially the chefs who specialize in preparing the food crossing over his path, it might affect the smooth transitions of the shoot a little but nevertheless he takes it in his stride and get his job done.
We have had two very smooth shooting sessions with our clients Nyonya Kitchen and Pak Li Kopitiam lately because the clients have been briefed for what we need and how we'd want to do it prior to the shootings. No interruptions of chefs, extras (those who are not the persons in-charge but like to give comments without professional knowledge) and the raw food materials (the props) are well prepared. We ended up completing over 25 shots a day and making things easier for everyone. The tempo of the session was good, mood was good and photos naturally excellent.
Soaking my mind over the food before me, my hands move as my thought reaching out to the one who sees the food and I want to evoke their appetite towards my food presentation. I enjoy doing it over and over again...to connect with the person who views my photos.
It's the time of the year again for mooncake festival, oh...wait! First you need to showcase your mooncakes and you need Dennis the specialist in food photography to do the job. Why not you give us a call? Dial: 016-335 9397 for Sam (Sales & Marketing guy) to discuss how you want your mooncakes to be among the leading players in the sea of competitions.
Dennis has been shooting mooncakes for years and he knows exactly how your mooncakes will bring your customers to you through his magical touch - food styling and imagery.
The 2-day shooting at Nyonya Kitchen was a great experience where we were treated with the authentic nyonya cuisines. There are a few dishes you must not miss when paying a visit to their outlets either in Klang or Shah Alam.
Below are the best sellers recommended by the chef, tasted and proven by us. Frankly speaking, Dennis has been shooting hundreds of food images every month and not all food tastes as good as it looks.
1. Ayam Pandan
2. Ikan Geram Assam
3. Kari Kepala Ikan
4. Nyonya Sotong Goreng
5. Sambal Petai Udang
Nyonya Kitchen outlets: Lot LF 1F, Level 3, Plaza Shah Alam, Shah Alam and Taman Bayu Perdana, Klang. For more or business hours, visit their website here.
Folks in Shah Alam & Klang are a lucky lot simply because they get to taste the authentic nyonya cuisine anytime, any day as they like. They are blessed with an established nyonya food outlet called Nyonya Kitchen located at Lot LF 1F, Level 3, Plaza Shah Alam and Taman Bayu Perdana, Klang respectively.
We were glad to be assigned a food photography project by the management recently. Being a food photography specialist, Dennis Kok who also the food stylist has another known talent which is a good cook. That makes him special, his passion for food and craving for good food make him a natural food stylist and photographer. He brings the best out of the dishes by arranging the ingredients with a flair of creative presentation. And the photos are a seller by itself when the customers throng the restaurant.
Checking on the lighting, Dennis is in full concentration on his Mac book Pro.
Needing some fine tuning, he is making sure all looks good.
His composition is a born talent.
Enjoying what he does is always his principle, or else where do you think he finds his inspirations shooting hundreds of food images a month on average?
Kit is the right hand man, assisting Dennis diligently and learning the skills and experiences from the maestro.
Next, we'll share with you guys on the shoots and the best seller at Nyonya Kitchen.