Thursday, April 25, 2013

Devon and Cornwall food photographer scoops top International photography award

Scrumpy time: Pickers gather the years cider apples during harvest at Ostler's cider Mill, one of only a handful of traditional cider orchards left in Devon.  This year has seen their sales increase over twofold as Nationwide cider demand is on the up again. Harvest time for cider fruit is roughly from September to November and by October most of the fruit has fallen to the ground ready to be picked.

Westcountry food photographer Guy Harrop has scooped a first prize in an International food photography competition. Guy was the winner in the ‘Food and its Place’ category in the ‘Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2013’ competition for his image called ‘Scrumpy Time’ taken at a North Devon cider orchard during harvest. The International competition, in its second year attracted over 5500 images from around the world.

Guy received his award from chairman of the judges, journalist and food critic, Jay Rayner at a packed champagne reception in the London.
Said Guy,” Last year I had two entries in this category and came second, so to actually win first prize in a category this year is fantastic. My food photography is really one of my passions and during this last year I have been very busy shooting new work for restaurants, luxury hotels, food producers and food publishers.
I think where I live is also very beneficial to my food photographs, as Devon and Cornwall have such a really diverse range of food producers from chocolates and cheese to meat and fish. I grew up in a hotel and was always around cooking as a child, so food and photography really does tick all the boxes.”

Guy’s work is regularly published both Nationally and Internationally in magazines, newspapers and books.

Guy can be contacted at or on 01271 850317
From l-r (Celebrity chef, food critic and judge Jay Rayner, International food photographer Guy Harrop, Andy Macdonald, Managing Director of Coregeo UK, the Master Licensor of Pink Lady® In the UK)

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Wedding photography on a beautiful day in March in Devon

Devon photographer Guy Harrop has recently been busy covering several weddings across the South West, a new website is also launching at Here is a selection of photographs from Helen and James's beautiful wedding last month, the weather was amazing and the sun shone throughout their special day. All photos Guy Harrop Weddings.

Monday, April 22, 2013

BIPP 2012 South West Regional Awards image success for Devon PR photographer Guy Harrop

Devon PR photographer Guy Harrop's images which won awards in the 'Photojournalism' and 'People and Portraiture' categories of the BIPP( British Institute of Professional Photography) 2012 South West Regional Awards judged at the end of April. 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Shooting business stock images in between commissioned shoots

Here are a few stock business images shot for some picture libraries in between commissioned shoots. They have been published in magazines and national travel newspapers and university prospectuses.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Beautiful muffin cakes that taste as good as they look

Photographing muffins for a client has to be one of the best jobs around. They look, smell and taste divine. A couple of weeks ago food photographer Guy Harrop was asked to shoot a cover of a magazine with delicious muffins. So a big box arrived at the studio with several scrummy varieties... chocolate, coffee, blueberry etc.. Guy had told a couple of friends what he was upto that day and yes, several volunteers rang up to see if they could help out on a shoot. Sadly their only skill was eating, so back to work in the kitchen setting up props and lights. And yes, they were all eaten.

shooting squid and fishy delights in the food photographer's studio

Several shots from a recent food photography shoot in the studio. Shellfish and seafood I could shoot all day, so spending a few hours surrounded by squid has to be a fun job for any food photographer. Q. Did you eat the spoils?  - No, by the time it had been moved and manhandled several times, it lost it's appeal, maybe next trip to Greece I might rekindle my appetite for squid. All photos Guy Harrop.