These days we’re often surrounded by tempting food photography and thanks to social media, we are connected more than ever to the world of tasty food. Whether you’re a home cook looking to show off your skills or a foodie who enjoys capturing their masterpiece brunch at a fancy restaurant, we’ve put together 5 guides to help enhance your food photography.
Food photography is an art that hinges on meticulous attention to detail—comprising elements like color, texture, background, and props. Photographer Kent DuFault’s short guide expertly navigates you through common pitfalls in food photography while providing valuable insights on crafting compelling images. Learn more from Kent’s professional guidance on how to capture better shots when it comes to food. Click here →
The significance of light in still-life photography, including the realm of food, cannot be overstated. Author Stacey Hill discusses the pivotal role of lighting in this guide, along with delving into techniques for shaping and controlling it to evoke both impact and mood. Get more tips on lighting for food photography and how best to set yourself up for a successful shoot. Click here →
Beneath the surface of seemingly straightforward food photography lies a complex interplay of various elements. Stacey Hill discusses the intricacies of setting the mood of a shoot, choosing the right backdrop for your subject, and how to master angles when it comes to food. Click here →
Photographer Karthika Gupta’s guide unveils the art of spot color—a technique that elevates a subject by accentuating a single color against a muted background. This guide provides a comprehensive walkthrough of its application and how spot color can help enhance food photography. Click here →
Get helpful guidance in this eBook on fundamental editing techniques, navigating and utilizing Lightroom, understanding presets, and the nuanced refinement of textures through Photoshop. These skills are essential in perfecting the presentation of your food photographs and, at times, will be the final step in enhancing your photos. Click here →
Food photography is a powerful art form that goes beyond merely capturing the visual appeal of dishes. It serves as a gateway to the culinary world, inviting viewers to savor the flavors and stories behind each plate. In an age where visual storytelling is paramount, mastering the art of food photography is a valuable skill that can elevate our appreciation of food and the culture it represents.
Created by our friends at Photzy, Action Cards™ are a fantastic tool for getting better at photography. With 65 beautifully designed and printable project sheets that offer over 200 photography assignments that cover a wide range of topics, Action Cards™ will help you put what you’ve learned into practice. Each card provides insights, equipment lists, camera settings, sample photographs, assignments, and a self-assessment system. To get started on you food photography journey, grab your copy of Action Cards here.