I absolutely love food photography and I am finding myself doing more and more of it lately, working with small businesses particularly bakeries (maybe it’s my name?!). One of the main perks of working smaller scale is that you are normally shooting real food and keeping it all as natural as possible so that at the end of the shoot I am being given boxes of cookies and brownies to take home. It’s pretty awesome! Food photography doesn’t have to be fake and you don’t have to use complicated food styling tricks to create beautiful shots. More importantly, you can shoot in such a way that the food can be eaten afterwards too. In this video, Amie from AM Photographer shares 5 tips for creating festive images.
Shooting high end food photography on wet plate large format looks amazing
Everybody knows that I work exclusively on collodion wet plate portraits. So what’s the reason for food photography now? Let me try to explain. Many of you guys will remember that I bought a Cambo studio stand some while ago. A little bit later I bought a used tray for it on eBay. The seller was very friendly and somehow we started to talk about photography
Long story short, a month later we decided to do a project together. After months of planning, Hans Gerlach (a well-known food photographer and columnist) drove over to my studio and brought his tools and some delicious food with him.
A weird potato-fish wins the 2021 Potato Photographer of the Year
When photographers call something “a potato,” that usually means it’s bad. Some would say it’s just Nikon, but I beg to differ. So when it comes to potato photography, is it something bad? Definitely not! The Potato Photographer of the Year confirms it and shares with us the best photos of its 2021 contest.
Make this simple DIY food photography background for under $50
If you shoot food photography, a good backdrop is a must. And if you enjoy making your own props and backdrops, you’re going to love this project. In this video, Amie Prescott shows you how to make your own DIY background from a few simple ingredients and on a budget. You can give it your favorite colors, and paint it on both sides to get two looks in one.
Woman sues McDonalds, claims she broke Lent fasting because of a burger photo
A woman from Russia has filed the most ridiculous lawsuit I’ve heard of this year. She sued McDonald’s over a photo ad of a burger, claiming that it was so tempting that it made her break the fast during Lent.
All you need to know about becoming a professional food and drink photographer
Instagram and influencers brought along a constant stream of sepia-toned morning lattes and high-contrast avocado toasts. But what does it mean to be a professional food photographer? What are the major publications and brands that a food photographer seeks? And how do you find the best one to help your food & drink-centered business stand out?
How to find your style and niche in photography
When you first fall in love with photography, chances are you will photograph everything. And if you decide to turn this passion of your into business, this is when you need to narrow it down. In this video, Scott Choucino of Tin House Studio talks about photography style and niche: what they are, why they are important, and how you can find yours.
How to recreate natural window light with strobes for food photography
Many photographers love using natural window light, and I must admit I’m one of them. But when the weather just isn’t cooperating, you have to rely on artificial lighting. Still, you can recreate that window light that you like, and in this video, Barry Mountford shows you how.
Are you making these seven common food photography mistakes?
I always say that making mistakes is a part of learning. But, it doesn’t always have to be your mistakes, you can also learn from those that other people make. Karl Taylor noticed that there are seven mistakes that food photographers make regularly. So, if you’re into food photography, read on, watch the video and take notes so you don’t have to make them too.
Here are four big mistakes food photographers keep making
Food photography is one of the genres that may seem relatively simple. At least that’s how I felt – until I actually started photographing food. There is so much to learn, and of course, there are many mistakes that food photographers make even past the beginner stage. In this video, Scott Choucino discusses four big mistakes food photographers make when they’re just starting out, but they often keep happening during the later stages of their career.
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