Jojie Certeza Sydney Food and Landscape Photographer

Sydney food photographer — this is a chicken and vegetables in oyster sauce dish. Photo taken using natural light instead of artificial light and was taken top down. There's always first time for everything right? My first time to use natural light for food photography

Jojie Certeza Sydney Food and Landscape Photographer

All I wanted were some apples and pears when I saw these mangoes. They were cheap! Three pieces for five dollars? Then it got cheaper when I saw the box they were selling. Sixteen dollars for twenty pieces of mangoes. Now that's a bargain!

I was out buying some apples and pears when I saw mangoes being sold for 3 pieces for five dollars. I haven't had mangoes in a long time—mainly because they are expensive here in Australia. Mangoes are abundant in stores during the summer months and usually disappears during autumn and

Jojie Certeza Sydney Food and Landscape Photographer

Sauted bitter melon and eggs is a popular Filipino dish, normally served for breakfast. So, I thought. My housemate's mum cooked the same dish to my surprise so I'm changing my stance from Filipino dish to Asian dish. This dish might be an acquired taste because the bitter melon as it's name, tastes actually bitter. Once you get used to it though, it's quite tasty.

Jojie Certeza Sydney Food and Landscape Photographer—Hoy Pinoy, Lunar Market Sydney 2015

Lunar Market Sydney 2015, is hosted by Sydney Morning Herald for the Chinese New Year. There are about 20 stalls different cultural background and for the first time, one of ours, a Filipino stall—which happens to be a hit. Why is that? How many Filipino restaurants do you know that exists here in Sydney in comparison to other restaurants?

Jojie Certeza Sydney Food and Landscape Photographer

Photographing foods that may look like somebody's spew is always challenging to photographers. The dish itself might be delicious but how do you bring that about to look enticing visually? That's the challenge that photographers have, and this is the challenge that I am facing today. I am not a good cook and to match this, I am not a food stylist either! As such, it is even harder for me to present a food the would look enticing on camera. There are so much thought process that goes into these preparations, one that has eluded me, because my training focuses on taking photos and not preparing them for photography.

Jojie Certeza Sydney Food and Landscape Photographer

I love Okra—especially in Pinakbet and few other Filipino dishes. Okra is widely available in the Asian region and is used in many different dishes.

There has been some studies done on this vegetable the result shows, that if you are diabetic, it can actually be good for you. What Okra does is it helps reduce to absorb glucose which then reduces your sugar levels. Look, this ais a vegetable and like good natural foods, it has a lot of good properties that are good for us. Okra is no different, it has a good source of fibre which helps your digestive system, low glycemic index which is good for diabetics, it may help lower your cholesterol level, a good source of anti oxidant which helps prevents cancer, ageing and heart disease.

Jojie Certeza Sydney Food and Landscape Photographer

Owning your own bistro and a food photographer at the same time meant that I won't have much restrictions with how our food photography shoot would go. I collaborated with our chef to make these photos look presentable.

Jojie Certeza Sydney Food and Landscape Photographer

Food photography is always challenging, specially when you don't have your own studio to work with. During this food photography assignment in the suburbs of Sydney, the cafe was so tight, that there was no room to set up my photography. We have had to use a storage facility within the shopping complex to shoot our food

 

Jojie Certeza Sydney Photographer - Solar Charger

I created a mini-studio using clamps and white card board to make this commercial photography. It's so easy and it works well! It may not look that much of a professional but, the lower market won't mind.

Sydney Photographer—Tsubo Restaurant

I was asked to do some food photography. I am Sydney based food photographer but like many photographers will travel to locations to do business. I went to Dinner Plains in Mt. Hotham in Victoria. Dinner Plains was great and so was the restaurant. It's just fitting that I take great food photograph too!