Shibani Mishra

Shibani Mishra photography & Styling

Every journey starts with a dream and an innate desire to forge a path where none existed before. It is the passion of a dreamer and the scrupulous attention to detail of a creator that makes for that incredulous journey. One that ignores the whims & fancies of time and leaves behind a breadcrumb trial for many others to follow. My journey started few years ago from a rather humble beginning of documenting recipes for friends and families that lead me on to share them with a wider audience on the web platform as a food blogger. I am certainly most humbled to have so many followers and genuinely interested people who like what I do & who simply want to share the love of food with all like me. I am blessed that my early forays into the digital space has certainly paid off.  However little did I ever, in my wildest dreams imagine that my passion for food styling & presenting it to elicit that ambrosial desire would one-day shape up my career as a professional food photographer and a food stylist. Working closely with leading brands I create compelling content for their digital presence that resonates their vision & ambition and translates into increased top line, I try to enhance the magic of an image that is so compelling that to elicit more customers to become part of the tribe. As you probably guessed no journey is a simple hop skip & jump, nothing happens overnight except perhaps day beak. It took a long time, a lot of hard work, many tears (mostly happy ones) and hours on end spent talking to people much wiser than I, only to realise that ‘it’ was always inside of me: the love for good food, for connecting with people, for learning, and for creating and building up my natural instinct for styling. Understanding the technical aspects of photography, lighting, and a major game changer- editing and above all studying the science behind light, composition and styling has shaped my images that I am proud of. Working closely with businesses, I am able to provide expertise in partnering & collaborating with creative ventures to enable them to share their story through authentic imagery that speaks to their ideal audience & connect with them to be part of the success story. Thanks for taking the time to find out more and I look forward to supporting and elevating your business and taking it from average to awesome.

my core skills

Food photography

Food styling

Recipe developer

Branding

Q & A

Whats the best thing to happen to you in your career to date?

The best thing that happened to me ever was following my dreams doing things that I love. I trusted my guts and believed that amazing things can happen. Just be persistent…

What does a typical work week look like for you?:

As with many creative professions, there isn’t exactly an ‘average day’ for a food photographer, as no two days are ever really the same! Some days , I could be at my desk retouching pictures, other days shooting with clients on different locations and many a times creating content for my food blog. I love this diversity of work

Describe your working environment in a few sentences..

It's always non glamorous, messy behind the scene for a glamorous outcome.

What sets you apart from other freelancers in your industry?

Apart from being professional food photographer, I bring along my true passion in styling and decor with a strong focus in colour and composition. Having worked with experienced stylists and a skill set acquired through formal certifications has strengthened my core knowledge belt.

What are the tools of your trade?

Camera, my core strength in composition , lighting gears, editing softwares and my laptop

Do you collaborate with others? If yes, how does that works?

I look forward to collaborations and team work with fellow creatives to create compelling and engaging content.

Whats been the biggest freelancing lesson to date?

Stagnancy is the enemy, constant learning is key

examples of my work

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