From a plastic Halina to a Hasselblad, Karen Thomas shares her photo journey

Karen Thomas Food photography
Image was taken with the Hasselblad H6D-100c and the HCD 28mm lens (Image credit: Karen Thomas)

A love of food and a passion for photography is what led Karen Thomas to become a successful food photographer. The pleasure of food has been a long-time obsession for the London-based photographer who has worked with high-profile clients such as M&S, Nestle, Costa and Waitrose.

Her interest in photography started when she was gifted a film camera as a child – a very different system to the Hasselblad H6D-100 she now shoots on. Working in both photography and videography, Karen gets an immense amount of satisfaction working to briefs, planning a shoot and executing a project with beautiful imagery. Whether she’s working with flash, constant lighting or natural light, Karen’s aim is to ensure her subject is brought to life with the lighting choice. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.