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Interview with food and lifestyle photographer Rob Andrew

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During this Live event people were able to ask Rob questions and receive his answers in real-time.

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I love to cook, love all things food. I also love to travel and see new faces.  Meeting new people is important to me, and I’m fortunate enough to have a job that allows me to do just that.

I believe in treating each assignment as my last. I will happily roll around on the ground or climb a tree to get that perfect composition for you.

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If you missed the Live interview not a problem. The entire even was recorded and you can watch it here now:

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Photigy Team would like to thank Rob for his time and wish him all the best. Thank you Rob!

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Below are the questions we asked Rob Andrew during the interview: 

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  • Do you pay for Ads?
  • Where?
  • How much?
  • What is the best platform to advertise your business, based on your experience?

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What is the most hated/boring commercial work for you as of now?

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Cost, issues/things went the way you did not expect, and what did you learn?

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[/info_list_item][info_list_item list_title=” It is better to use natural light or studio lights?” icon_type=”selector” list_icon=”none” icon_img=”” animation=”” info_list_link_apply=”no-link” title_text_typography=”” title_font=”” title_font_style=”” title_font_size=”16″ title_font_line_height=”24″ desc_text_typography=”” desc_font=”” desc_font_style=”” desc_font_size=”13″ desc_font_line_height=”18″]

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Has the popularity of social media affected food photography business, in good or bad way?

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 Do you feel that there are more of these clients available or is the industry saturated with more photographers than clients?

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How can you factor in a food stylist into the clients budget? I think many clients will assume that those skills are a pre requisite of the photographer

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Great News!

Rob Andrew has a brand new course for you: “The Basics of Commercial Food Photography

Check it out:

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