Food Photography

by Robert Sansivero ·Posted 05/15/2023
Now that we have a handle on using natural light for food photography, it’s time to move on to continuous light sources. When natural light isn’t available, or you want more specific control and placement of your light, you’ll have to use your own sources. Natural light setup from
by Robert Sansivero ·Posted 04/17/2023
If you’re just getting started with food photography, you probably have some questions. I certainly did. There are countless ways to set up a beautiful shot of a meal or enticing ingredient. Where to start? This three-part series will focus on how to light food for photographs. We’ll start with natural light since it is the most abundant and affordable light source. Many successful food photographers create stunning images using only natural light. Next, we will consider continuous lights, ranging from incandescent bulbs at home to tunable
0 Views ·Posted 01/24/2023
Jena Carlin, a commercial food and lifestyle photographer, shows you how to capture campaign-worthy photographs of comestibles. Carlin shares the basics of manipulating artificial light, tethered shooting, and tips for photographing food―all in a beautiful tabletop setting. 0:00 - Introduction 2:01 - Studio setup and ProGrade cards 8:40 - Finding the focal point: Camera settings 14:50 - Using a color checker 16:24 - Photographing honey drizzle 27:30 - Dapple light modifier explained 29:05 - Honey drizzle photos 34:04 -Triggering on camera vs
0 Plays ·Posted 11/17/2022
Food, glorious food. There's no better time than the holiday season for a bountiful exploration of food photography—a fan favorite. For this episode of the podcast, we're delighted to connect with food blogger, educator, and content creator extraordinaire Joanie Simon. Listen in as she discusses the magic behind her aspirational, achievable shooting style. Besides examining the limits to reality when shooting fake food, Simon describes her collaborations with a dedicated crew, offers advice about a
0 Views ·Posted 11/05/2022
Simi Jois shares her process for creating light and airy still life photos using natural light. Join her as she demonstrates how she styles food in an appealing way.  Do you wish to improve your food photos? Watch this B&H Event Space video!  Click here to watch Part 1   0:00 - Introduction 1:02 - Recap 6:40 - Demo 48:43 - Q&A
0 Views ·Posted 01/21/2022
To get your photos noticed and potentially go viral on social media, you need to do more than come up with creative photography ideas. Keegan Evans shows you how to use short-form video like Tik Tok and Instagram Reels to help get your images noticed on these platforms. From content ideas to ideal video length, you’ll be ready to shoot your own short, vertical video! Do you have any tips for getting your images noticed on social media? Please share them with us in the Comments section.
0 Views ·Posted 01/08/2022
Learn to photograph cocktails in this B&H photography seminar. Here’s an all-access, behind-the-scenes look at Anthony Nader's approach to photographing these liquid subjects, such as making prop ice cubes, handling glassware, styling cocktails, and so much more! Do you style or photograph cocktails for a studio? Tell us about your own workflow!
0 Views ·Posted 01/01/2022
Food photographer Anthony Nader shares the business advice that he would tell his younger self. From networking to photoshoots on a budget, he explains how to run a food and cocktail photography business. Are you a food shooter? What is your workflow like? Tell us in the Comments section.
0 Views ·Posted 12/10/2021
Yana Zabavnik shares her five food photography tips on finding your style. What kind of lighting do you like? What kind of props do you want to use? Do you prefer a food flat lay or a macro photo? The answers to these questions will help you find your style when photographing food. Which of these tips will you apply to your own food photography? Do you have any of your own to share? Let us know below, in the Comments section.
by Howard Gotfryd ·Posted 07/23/2021
It’s summertime, so naturally, barbecues and family gatherings are on the roster for many of us. Summer is a time for rest and relaxation, good weather, and dining al fresco. There is a good chance you’ll want to document your picnics, barbecues, and the food and beverages you’ll be serving. We all love to do that, especially in recent years. If you want your food photos to stand out while keeping your workflow simple, here are a few tips that may help you. Working with Available Light Direct sunlight can be harsh as a single source for food
by Allan Weitz ·Posted 07/22/2021
It’s Food Photography Week here at B&H Photo, so our guests on this week’s B&H Photography Podcast are California-based food photographer Meika Ejaisi, and from her new studio in Boulder Colorado, Cherry Li of Cherry Food Photography. This isn’t the first food-centric show we’ve produced over the five-plus years we’ve been recording the
by John Harris ·Posted 07/22/2021
Eat what you photograph. Take this tip with a grain of salt: Do not eat too much or what you cannot stomach, but to photograph your subject, you need to know it well. Go to markets, grow vegetables, handle your ingredients, try new dishes, and of course, learn how to cook. Use a Macro Lens Food can be photographed in many ways, from many perspectives, but close-ups and sharp details will always be necessary, and a true 1:1 macro lens
0 Plays ·Posted 07/22/2021
On this episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we discuss food photography and ask our two guests to create their vision of the ideal spread for a summer food photography shoot. In the first half of the show, we welcome photographer Meika Ejiasi, who is a food, lifestyle, and portrait photographer from Oakland, California. With Ejiasi we discuss how she would photograph ice cream and popsicles, as well as about tips and tricks for
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 07/23/2021
LeAnne Shor is a celebrated food photographer, writer, and content creator. She is also the creator of the Lion’s Bread food blog, where she shares tons of great content, including mouthwatering recipes and photos. We asked Shor for some advice on how to shoot food, and she gave us these five great tips. Lighting Is Everything Without good light, it doesn’t matter how you style your food; the subject won’t look appealing or appetizing. So, what is good light? This is somewhat subjective, but generally
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 07/13/2021
Welcome to B&H Food Photography Week! Running from July 19-22, 2021, across all of B&H's channels, will be loads of new content and events about how to create amazing food photos—all you need to do is find a chef! You'll find inspiring presentations from top food photographers and creatives who share their secrets on making food photographs that look as great as the food tastes! Find us on social media at #BHFoodPhotoWeek to share the table with your fellow foodies and food photographers! To get more involved, tune into the live