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Renee Anjanette is a food photographer based in Los Angeles. Born in Missouri, Renee grew up on the banks of the Mississippi and moved to California later in life to create her career in photography. She has worked for clients all over the United States. To see more Renee’s work, visit her liveBooks8 website: www.rafotostudio.com.
I came from a small town in middle America with no access to the arts. I thought I might love photography because I mentally composed images in my mind, enclosing the world around me in little boxes, so I took a community college course – Photo 101 and fell in love. I chose Brooks Institute of Photography back was when it was a small, private photo school in Santa Barbara, literally in a mansion on a hill overlooking the ocean. I cried and cried when I first arrived, thinking I had never seen such beauty. I finally ended up in L.A. working as second shooter for other photographers, a common method for developing your book and your skills on camera in a commercial studio. I now operate and also rent to other photographers, my own studio – Historic Hudson Studios in Hollywood, the incredible Herb Ritts former studio space. I primarily shoot food and table top for clients all over the country.
Q: How would you describe the aesthetic of your website in three words?
RA: Elegant, chic, quiet.
Q: How often do you typically update your website?
RA: Every 2 years.
Q: How do you choose the photos that you display on your homepage?
RA: I choose my favorites from each section (sweet, savory, etc.) to go into an “Overview” section, which is what I show on the “Homepage”.
Q: What is your favorite new features of liveBooks8?
RA: The new page designs available and it really is easy once you learn the basics.
Q: What’s one piece of advice you’d offer to someone designing their website?
RA: Work with a designer, I did. I worked with the liveBooks designer to get more of what I wanted.
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