I’m Derek a professional food and drink photographer who has just recently arrived in Auckland following a career in London. 
I greatly enjoyed my time in London and worked with a range of local, regional, national and international clients. 
My background has always been food and I was a chef for over 25 years including 16 as an Executive Chef in London I’ve since been providing commercial food and drink photography to local, regional, national and international clients over the last 7 years.
Food photography seemed a natural progression combining my extensive experience across all areas of the industry and my other passion photography.
As well as providing great images, I can style your food saving you the expense of hiring a food stylist. I can also if required provide a prep service negating the need for a kitchen team. 
Right on to the techy stuff what will you get on a shoot?
Normally I shoot RAW with the mighty 50MP Canon 5DSR, Canon full frame back up, a selection of prime, macro and L series glass, Elinchrom ELC Pro HD 1000 watt lighting, all tethered via Capture One Pro 10 to a Kaby Lake Retina MacBook Pro along with around 100kg of various back drops, blow torches, scalpels, tweezers & food styling bits.....  
All images are delivered in Hi Res Jpeg or on request 300mb 16 bit TIFF following inclusive retouching within 24 hours via digital delivery. 
Please drop me a line derek@chef.photography or give me a call on 0204 130 7231
Look forward to speaking to you soon
Regards, 
Derek 
 
Derek Smith
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