I’ve been reading a lot about food photography for bloggers lately, and it’s clear that the lighting here in my apartment just isn’t going to cut it. I’ve got the nice camera, but this cloudy time of year when the sun says sayonara at 5pm, the problems isn’t the capture device… it’s relearning how I think about light.
I thought I would share a series of links that I’ve found valuable when it comes to learning the art of food porn creation. When shooting for a blog/cookbook/whathaveyou, you want people to drool like Pavlov’s dogs. These folks will turn you into the next dinnertime da Vinci.
Tips on Food Photography for Bloggers
(or, Photography for Food Bloggers)
- Matt at Wright Food has a series of great photography tutorials, including how to use a DSLE and a point and shoot.
- Matt also recounts his workshop experience with Penny de los Santos.
- Lolo’s photo advice for home food bloggers on VeganYumYum.
- Heidi’s advice on how to take professional-looking food photos, from 101 Cookbooks.
- Diane and Todd at White on Rice have launched a whole series on how to improve your food photos.
- WDDLU – What Does David Lebovitz Use?
- About HDR, an advanced photography technique that looks cool, but is a royal pain in the ass.
- An introduction to food photography, from Digital Photography School.
- Jaden’s primer on a cheap set of lights that will drastically improve your food photos.
- Elise Bauer of Simply Recipes talks about her own food photography journey.
- Food styling tricks of the trade.
- Even YouTube has food photography tutorials.
- Dianne Jacob recently posted some great links and books on food photography.
Examples of good food photography: