From beginner tips to more advanced techniques, hone your photography skills with these great food photography resources for bloggers.
If I had to choose one thing that could make or break a food blog, it would be food photography. It’s the one thing that can make a viewer – or potential reader – click an image on Pinterest, convince them they need to make a recipe or just make their mouth water. It’s literally the first thing a reader sees.
food photography resources
Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about photography and I’ve improved my photography skills dramatically, to the point where I can say that I’m proud of my photos. And, you can do the same.
Instead of sitting here and telling you everything I know about photography – because that’s a full-time job in itself – I’ve created a list of some solid resources where you can find the information needed to hone your skills and create the photos of your little bloggy dreams.
This is a fairly common choice for food photography basics. Written by Lindsay at Pinch of Yum, teacher of workshops, co-founder of Food Blogger Pro, and so much more. There’s a lot of great information in here – especially for beginners.
This is a great choice if you like video learning, but it’s a bit pricier. Since I last checked it out, there’s a significant amount more content. I think the editing videos alone are worth watching.
This choice is completely free, which is super great for beginning bloggers. I especially like that Ashley touches on different subjects than I normally focus on when talking about photography. My favorite post? Creating shadows.
This post is super interesting because Alanna from The Bon Jon Gourmet – who takes some insanely stunning photos – outlines the things that have improved her food photography. I think it’s a great example of how natural talent can develop over time and how each photographer’s journey can be different. It’s all about learning as you go. Even re-reading this post makes me want to play with my camera.
This site has a ton of informative posts geared toward food photographers. Some of the posts are a little more advanced, but it’s definitely worth reading if you’re looking to level up your skills. 5 Steps to Discover Your Food Photography Style is a really interesting read.
I think Lightroom is absolute magic for editing food photography. Learning to use Lightroom changed my photos forever. It was literally like night and day – because before Lightroom there was no light in my photography. The best part? It’s really not that hard to learn.
Books to check out:
- Focus on Food Photography for Bloggers
- Plate to Pixel: Digital Food Photography and Styling
- Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots