Food Photography How To

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 08, 2019  |  0 comments

It's always revealing to see the tricks photographers use to make images of food look positively delicious even when, in reality, nothing could be further from the truth. The below video from Blossom reveals 10 food hacks that turn meager morsels into mouthwatering delights.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 14, 2019  |  0 comments

Every camera manufacturer offers at least one superzoom, but many people never use them to their full potential. Here are our favorite tips for shooting Farmer’s Markets with a superzoom camera. Why Farmer’s Markets? Because they’re widely accessible, filled with photo opps and offer an excellent venue to sharpen a photographer’s skills and/or test out new gear.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 13, 2019  |  0 comments

Superzoom cameras come to mind when we think telephoto, and vice versa, no? We’re here to say that many superzooms make ideal EDC (Everyday Cameras) as well. Here are our favorite tips for shooting Food with a superzoom camera.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 28, 2018  |  0 comments

We love learning insider tricks that photographers and food stylists use to make images of food look more scrumptious. In the below video from Blossom, you’ll learn nine surprising food hacks that advertisers use to get you salivating at their food photos.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 18, 2018  |  0 comments

After you watch this food photography tips video, you will come away either inspired or hungry (or both).

Ron Leach  |  May 19, 2017  |  1 comments

Food always looks great in TV and magazine ads, right? That’s usually the case whether we’re talking about a cheap burger at a fast food joint or an expensive steak at a nice restaurant. Well, we hate to break it to you but some of that appetizing food you drool over in ads isn’t really edible at all.

Staff  |  Apr 12, 2016  |  0 comments

If you think about all the people snapping shots of their favorite meals with their smartphones these days, you might say food photography is one of the more popular imaging genres right now. But while many of these phoned-in food photos end up on Instagram and other social networks, most of the images are downright unappetizing.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 10, 2015  |  0 comments

Long, long ago in a land far away, photo hobbyists often used yellow filters on their lenses when shooting black-and-white film. Monochrome film was a bit more sensitive to blue light back in those days, and that caused skies and clouds to blend and become an indistinguishable mess. For reasons we’ll see later, green filters were often used for portraits.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 14, 2015  |  0 comments

Ever wonder who shoots those cheesy photos of Chinese food at take-out restaurants? No, me neither. But if you are curious, you’ll get no serious answers from the hilarious, faux documentary embedded below, which is titled “Above the Counter: The Chinese Food Photography Documentary.”

Lou Manna  |  Feb 12, 2015  |  0 comments

Editor’s Note: Food photographer Lou Manna has spent over 30 years creating images of all things edible. We recently asked Manna to share some of his wisdom with Shutterbug’s readers he provided us with the following helpful tips for how to shoot the best food photos. You can see more of Manna’s work on his website, or read his thoughts on food photography and see more images at his blog.

Lynne Eodice  |  Feb 01, 2004  |  0 comments

All photos © Lou Manna

 

New York-based food photographer Lou Manna discusses shooting trends: "The old style of photographing food involved lots of props, edge-to-edge sharpness, dramatic, shadowy light and was shot from a high angle. On the other hand, today's...

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