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10 Top Food Photography Tutorials To Help You Capture Tasty-Looking Shots

Want to take a food shot that looks good enough to eat? Have a read of our hand-picked photography tutorials for some top tips.

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Be it a Sunday lunch you've cooked at home, a selection of groceries found on a stall or a collection of spices you've taken out of your kitchen pantry, food is something that's easily accessible which makes it a great subject for photographers. You can create still life pieces, get creative with props or just really focus in on the food item itself. Don't be afraid to experiment and remember to upload your fab food shots to the ePHOTOzine gallery or the competition forum to win top prizes.


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To get you thinking about food as a photographic subject, we've brought our food photography related pieces together so you can brush-up on your technique before raiding the fridge for interesting food items worth photographing.


1. Food Photography: Top Tips For Instagram Food Photography Likes

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Helge Kirchberger and 2-star Michelin-chef Jörg Bruch, with the help of the COOPH team, take you back to basics to show you how subtle changes can make all the difference in your food photos.


2. Seven Top Creative Ways To Use Coffee In Your Photos

Seven Top Creative Ways To Use Coffee In Your Photos


You can eat coffee beans so we're rolling with this one! Coffee might be a lovely drink that powers you through the day but when the weather's a bit grey outside, it can also keep you warm indoors as you can focus your lens on beans and grains rather than fighting the chill outdoors


3. How To Take Awesome Travel Food Photography Shots

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Instead of just capturing shots of family members in pools and on the beach, why not turn your attention to food photography and capture some mouth-watering images of the plates you're served and stalls you pass on trips. 


4. Serve Up Beautiful Food Photography With The Help Of Hugh Johnson

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If you're one of the many astronomic photography fans who enjoy sharing the culinary delights online, you'll probably be interested in perusing this article with tips from renowned food photographer Hugh Johnson.  


5. Man Vs Food: The Difference Between Photographing People & Plates

Man Vs Food: The Difference Between Photographing People & Plates


Although my university training prepared me for portraits, still lifes, landscapes and anything else you can imagine, I’ve definitely noticed an increasing emphasis on food photography and have adapted and expanded my skills to capture Cuban sandwiches, crab Benedicts and vibrant vegetable platters. While many of the skills necessary for attractive human portraiture applies to food, there are also some key differences we’ll explore here. 


6. Food Photography Basics For Smartphone Photographers

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Taking good food photos isn't as hard as you may think. In fact, with the right light and a few homemade accessories, even your smartphone can help you capture images that look good enough to eat.


7. Ten Top Tips For Taking Better Photos Of Food



Here we share 10 basic but essential tips to help you capture better photos of the food on your plate. If you're at a restaurant, generally, you'll find food is well presented so you don't have to worry about playing the role of a food technician, however at home, it's a different story. 


8. Food Photography Lighting Tips From Taylor Mathis



You don't need expensive lighting gear to take beautiful pictures of your food. Using the powers of the sun, you can create captivating and mouthwatering images.


9. Jamie Oliver And David Loftus' Food Photography Tips



Photographing food is a trend that has swept across social media sites over the past year, and the topic is a firm favourite with bloggers all over Europe, so how can you get the most out of your DSLR to make your food photos look good enough to eat, and impress your food-loving friends?


10. Creative Fruit Photography Tips & Tricks



Photographer Markus Pettersson has captured a series of vibrant still life images with his Hasselblad H5D-40 and he's put a pretty awesome tutorial together on how you can capture similar shots


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