Food Photography II: L’Accanto Gourmet Restaurant, Seiano, Italy

Food photography is a challenging photography genre wiht many books and articles written about it. Lighting, framing angle, arrangement, freshness, speed are some of the most important elements to consider. A recent meeting of our Molpark EU research network took us to Seiano, Italy where we enjoyed a few days of great science amid magnificent views of the bay of Naples and stunningly crafted meals.

Here are some dishes from our stay at the Grand Hotel Angiolieri in Seiano, spectacularly located on the northern coast of the Sorrento peninsula. The L’Accanto Gourmet Restaurant is the “hotel’s temple of flavor”. Recently awarded its first Michelin star, the restautrant serves amazingly creative dishes based on local products and firmly rooted in the Mediterranean tradition.

These are casual photographs, some of the plates are not as “clean” as they should have been for a purely photographic session. But they capture part of the great art at L’Accanto. All were taken with available light. More tips and tricks on food photography can be found in this thread from the Photography On The Net (POTN) forum website.

Three seafood dishes:

Three desserts out of this world:

And the cooks in their kitchen, with executive chef Michele Deleo to the left and PhD student Carolyn Marks having the time of her life.


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