If you’ve been searching the internet for the top, must read food photography tutorials, you’ve come to the right place!
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Over the past few years of photographing recipes for my blog, Eat Your Beets, I’ve both written & read plenty of articles on food photography. Even after all that, I’ve found there’s always plenty for me to still learn! In fact, the ever available amount of information is something that’s always made photography so exciting for me. No matter what I know, there’s always more to discover.
Whether you’re brand new to food photography or a more seasoned photographer, we’ve lined up our top, must read food photography tutorials in one place!
- No.01Best Camera for Food Photography
Sometimes, when photographers begin their journey, they automatically think – better camera, better images. More experienced photographers typically know it’s not as much about the camera as it is the photographer. So, which is truly the best camera for food photography?
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- No.02Best Food Photography Gear
Now you’re all set with your camera but what about the rest of your kit! You need gear, right?? Sure you do. But what exactly? Which lens will be best for food photography & do you need special lighting equipment? What about a tripod? And what on earth is a tripod arm?
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- No.03Behind the Scenes
Who doesn’t love some #BTS action! I know, personally, I always love learning how people achieve certain shots. What did their set up look like? Were they shooting in a dirty kitchen or a gorgeous studio space? People love seeing this so much, I’ve actually started trying to take behind the scenes shots almost every time I set up. Want to see how one creative photographer sets up her shots? Check out this post!
- No.04The Best Photography Backgrounds
Food photography backgrounds are easily one of a photographers favorite items. They can change the feel of a shoot so much that most people have a huge variety of shooting surfaces. So, where do they find them? How much do they cost & what should they look like? Turns out, you likely have more options that you even considered. Check out this post to read more about food photography backgrounds!
There’s nothing more beautiful than a soft, backlit image. But sometimes achieving those in food photography can be a challenge. Where should you place your subject & how do you combat shadows? Find the answers here in this article on how to use backlighting for food photography.
- No.06Dramatic Lighting
Dramatic or low lighting seems to easily be one of the most challenging food photography styles. But when it’s done right, it can be stunning. If you’re ready to push your understanding of light & create some images with deep, dramatic shadows, check out this article full of tips for shooting low light food photography.
- No.07Food Photography for Instagram
Now that you’re feeling super confident with your food photography, you’ll definitely want to be sharing all your awesome skills! What better place to share your inspiring images, than with your friends on Instagram! Check out this article on food photography tips for Instagram!