Food Photography Tips

Lighting For Food Photography – Shape

Lighting For Food Photography – Shape

Intro To Lighting for Food Photography Lighting for food photography is a subject near and dear to my heart.  To me, it is THE most important thing about commercial / advertising food photography.  When you’re shooting ads or anything where’s there’s a team involved, you end up making compromises.  This is also the case with…

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Food Photography Tip – Photographing Food Using Real Fire

Food Photography Tip – Photographing Food Using Real Fire

  Food Photography Tip – Shooting Fire Okay…  The food photo shown above isn’t the one we did in the video, but it was done using the same technique. A apologize in advance for the poor video production quality.  Basically, I just set up a go-pro, turned it on and then edited in a few…

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Food Photography Props

Food Photography Props

Food Photography Props If you are someone who appreciates good food photography, you’ll soon come to the conclusion that a big part of the success of a particular photo is the food photography props in the shot.  Food photography props do several things for the photo.  Their main jobs are to set the mood and…

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Food Photography Lighting – High Key

Food Photography Lighting – High Key

  Food Photography Lighting – High Key — What is high-key lighting for food photography If you ask ten different food photographers, you’ll get probably get tend different answers about what it is exactly, that makes for high-key lighting. It’s very subjective, but here is my definition and it’s not all about lighting.  For example,…

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Food Photography for Catering Company

Food Photography for Catering Company

Food Photography for Catering Company Here’s a recent food photo I did for a local catering company.  The headline to the ad has something to do with “Uncommon” food, so I needed to produce something a little out of the ordinary.  The Chef did a great job in coming up with some unusual food dishes,…

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Food Photography Tip – Crumb Strategy for Casual Looking Food Photos

Food Photography Tip – Crumb Strategy for Casual Looking Food Photos

Food Photography Tip – Crumb Strategy for Casual Looking Food Photos How to make your food photography look more Casual There are times when a professional food photographer will want to have everything in his photo to be absolutely perfect, and then there will be other times when he will want things to look a…

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What are some tips for shooting Shooting Ice Cream? Q&A

As a food photographer, shooting real ice cream is probably the toughest things to do. If I had to recommend just how to make the job easier, here’s what I would recommend. 1. Make the studio as cold as possible. 2. Work really, really, really fast. 3. Prey a lot… I just finished a four…

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Depth of Field Control

In food photography, it’s really nice to have the ability to control the depth of field, not just the amount of it, but also the direction… Here’s an example of a food photo, from today’s shoot, where I laid down the plane of focus so that the tops of the mousse’s (should I say meise?)…

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It’s the little things…

In professional food photography, it’s the little things that make the difference… I can’t tell you how many times novice photographers have asked me the question “ What’s the best way to light food?”, and I always reply, it depends… And it does. It depends on what way the food faces in the photo, what…

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