Taking a Dip by Keshia Sophia

Viennese biscuits are my partners absolute favourite biscuits, especially when dipped in chocolate. I wanted to experiment with shallow depth of field for an action shot. I love the idea of showing behind the scenes preparation alongside the final product, it adds more depth to the photograph. The story behind the food is just as important to me as the final dish. I used a shallow depth of field to give a taste of the process, while the composition allowed me to foreground the final product in all its delicious glory.

Nikon D750 with 50.0 mm f/2.8 | Exposure 1/20 sec @ f/4| ISO 100| Focal Length 50.0mm

Award Winner
Photo of the Day

Award Date
April 2, 2021



Value 12.5
Clarity 13
Composition 18
Style 12.5
Skill 13

Award Category
Food Photography

Photograph Location
Galway, Ireland

Keshia is a food photographer and copywriter based in Galway. With a background in film, literature and creative writing, Keshia is a lover of stories in all their forms. Immersed in a culture of film and food from a young age has translated into a keen eye for cinematography with a love affair for authentic cuisine. She believes that every dish and product is unique. Her aim as a photographer is to provide the best setting for each individual creation to be heard authentically.

Keshia’s photographic style extends beyond simple texture and lighting. She strives to capture the story behind the dish. Her goal with food photography is always to create an emotional connection. For Keshia, food is not just ingredients combined. Food represents memories, heritage, culture and love. It is perhaps one of the more authentic forms of creative expression. This sensibility has shaped her style into one marked by intimacy. A desire to get up close and personal with each dish, and showcase its beauty from the eyes of the creator as opposed to merely the eyes of the beholder.

Ultimately her work aims to turn every dish into a language accessible to many but reflective of you.

Current Location
Galway, Ireland




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