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How to Advertise Your Food Photography Business

Once you start your food styling and food photography business, you'll want to advertise and promote your delectable images. The most important first step is creating a robust portfolio of your images. [more…]

Managing Food Temperatures in Food Photography

Taking food photography is already difficult, but working under too warm or too cool conditions adds insult to injury. Despite your best efforts, the temperature can seriously affect the food you’re trying [more…]

Working with Ice Cream in Food Photography

Working with ice cream in food styling and food photography can be quite a challenge. The advice here also applies to any similar frozen treat, like sorbets, frozen yogurts, and gelato. Working quickly [more…]

Keep Meats and Seafood Fresh in Food Styling and Photography

Meat, poultry, and seafood are less temperamental than some other foods in food styling and food photography, but they can still cause some issues. When shooting these foods, a few problems can crop up [more…]

Shooting Close-Ups in Food Photography

Changing the distance between the camera and the food can transform the story, or the feeling, of a food photograph. In fact, the relative closeness of your eye to the food subject is probably the biggest [more…]

How to Frame Images in Food Photography

When framing images in food photography, consider using the common photo guideline called the rule of thirds, which is essentially this: When looking through your viewfinder, divide the visible space into [more…]

Adding Interest with Patterns and Shapes in Food Photography

Graphic components, such as shapes and patterns, can make your food photography more interesting. Consider using shapes and patterns when composing your photographs. The following sections discuss how [more…]

Using Natural Light in Food Photography

When it comes to lighting in food photography, you have three basic options: natural lighting, continuous (or hot) lighting (lighting that stays on while you shoot), and strobe lighting [more…]

Artificial Lighting in Food Photography

Artificial lighting used in food photography includes continuous lighting that stays on while you shoot, and strobe lighting (essentially an off-camera flash). Factors to consider when choosing artificial [more…]

Arranging Lights to Shoot Photos of Food

Placing lights in just the right spots is a key ingredient to a successful image in food photography. If you arrange two duplicate lights on either side of your subject, exactly the same distance away, [more…]

Using Hand-Held Light Meters in Food Photography

A hand-held light meter is a small device that can accurately measure the light reflecting off or falling on the subject. In food photography, using a hand-held meter when shooting foods can help you get [more…]

Managing Highlights and Shadows in Food Photography

Working with highlights and shadows in your food images can be a somewhat challenging task. In food photography, reflectors and diffusers are one great way to handle these types of problems. The first [more…]

Understanding the Angle of Approach in Food Photography

To understand the angle of approach in food photography, think about how a tripod works. The up and down tilt of a tripod head loosely translates to the up and down motion of your neck. Couple this with [more…]

Matching Angles to Food Subjects in Food Photography

Using angles when capturing food subjects in food photography can provide a different look and feel for your images. The key is to play around with the different angles and then focus in on the food. Some [more…]

Using Tilts for Interesting Images in Food Photography

Tilting the camera from left to right is an extremely important factor in food photography. A tilt with the food subject skewed slightly toward the viewer invites him in to the image. A tilt away is also [more…]

Choosing a Focus Model for Images in Food Photography

In food photography, the area of the food subject where you decide to focus sets the tone for the look of the overall image. You can use selective focus and have one area of the image in focus, or you [more…]

Understanding Depth of Field for Food Photography

Depth of field is a basic premise of photography and is important to understand when capturing images of food. It’s the range of distance that’s in focus within a given shot. In other words, depth of field [more…]

Fixing Image Imperfections in Food Photography

After shooting some outrageously beautiful food photos, you have to think about post-processing and fixing image imperfections. When you have a gorgeous photo with a tiny flaw, such as an errant speck [more…]

Adjusting Image Exposure in Food Photography

When shooting photos of food, some areas of a photo may need to be darkened or lightened. Use digital Dodge and Burn tools to fix these imperfections in Photoshop or another photo-editing program. [more…]

Working with Saturation in Food Photography

Tweaking the saturation — the vibrancy or strength of the colors — can be a great boost to images of food. Increasing the saturation in a food photograph generally needs to be subtle, not glaring. Oversaturation [more…]

Choosing Image Management Software for Food Photography

In food photography, you need image management software to help you identify and organize your best photos. When choosing an application to manage your photos, you want to look at a few important features [more…]

Creating and Promoting a Food Blog to Show Off Your Images

Food blogs are a wildly popular phenomenon these days. You can easily create and promote a food blog to show off your food styling and food photography. Right now, a great deal of interest is in food, [more…]

Looking at Printing Options for Food Photography

You may be interested in printing your images for your food styling or food photography business for several reasons. You may want to print some large photos for sale or display, or perhaps you want to [more…]

Choosing a Pricing Model for Your Food Photography Business

In a food styling and food photography business, you need to know how to price your day rate and which stock agency is best for your business. In the photographic world, instead of an hourly rate, you’re [more…]

Repeat Images for Added Depth in Food Photography

Repetition, or the echoing of a either food or a prop in a photo, can accentuate the graphic impact of your food styling and photography. Just as sometimes less is more, sometimes more is more. Use repetition [more…]

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