Capturing Action Shots: How To Create Drama in Food Photos

Capturing Action in Food Photo

Capturing Action

How can you make your food photo more powerful? Create drama.

How can you create drama in your next photo? Add motion.

How can you add motion? Read this. [Read more…]

Here it is: 6 Amazing Food Photos from January

Photo by Preeti Tamilarasan

Photo by Preeti Tamilarasan

Can you believe January is already gone?

And half of February too?

That’s right… more than 1/12 of the year already disappeared.

How are you doing on your food photography goal? Did you take any action on this goal yet? Just like you, many fellow food photography enthusiasts decided on the goal. The difference is they are making progress because they are taking action.

Are you?

In this post, you will meet six of those food photographers – those that took action and made progress.   [Read more…]

DMBLGiT Jan 2016

DMBLGiT Jan 2016

We re-launched DMBLGiT in February 2015… just about an year ago.

At least twice a year, LFP hosts DMBLGiT contest to put all our energy in this contest. In these months, we try something different and run secret and sometimes not so secret experiments. This is one of those months. And this month, we are again experimenting with something.  [Read more…]

Fresh of the Oven: Top 10 Food Photography Deals From Around the Web

Photography Black Friday Deals

Ohh!! it’s here. Once again.

The Sale season is here. And this time around it’s everything. Food Photography courses. Food Photography Gear. Food Photography Gadgets. Photo Prints and Everything Else.

Some have already started! Some start soon! Don’t Miss Them.

Black Friday Sale on Amazon:

This year Amazon started their Black Friday Sale on Monday of this Week!! That’s three days too early. Photo gear is on sale and is selling out fast. We found some items that are definitely priced very low. Take a look at our favorite sale items:

  1. Camera Deals – Most deals here are at least 50% Off. Some are as much as 70% off. Check out the entire list here.
  2. SD Cards are Dirt Cheap – Looking for SD Cards. As low as $6 for 16GB SanDisk! This is good time to upgrade.
  3. Tripods are 50% off – Not all but good number of them are. Manfrotto is on sale as well.
  4. Ohh!! and the Drones – Just in case you plan to shoot the holiday dinner from 15 feet above the ground. Check the videos on this page.

Food Photography Courses on Sale:

Most places have sale starting Nov 25th all the way to Monday Nov 30th. Check out some of these deals that have already started:

  1. CreativeLive Photography Courses: Online Photography Courses At least 25% off starting Nov 25th on all courses. Some amazing photography courses include:
    1. Fundamentals of Photography
    2. Story on a Plate: Food Photography & Styling
    3. Food Photography with Andrew Scrivani
    4. Photoshop 101 for New Photographers
  2. Craftsy Courses: Everything is $19 on Craftsy for Black Friday. Here are some good courses for food photographers –
    1. Food Photography Course
    2. Lightroom Lifesavers

Prints, CookBooks and More

  1. Blurb is a leading self-publishing platform that let’s you design your cook books and photo books. Some of the things you can do with Blurb – make coffee table books, make a photo book out of your photos. Look at these cook books for some inspiration. They are having a 40% sale going on that is supposed to end soon.
  2. Easy Canvas Prints let’s you do something cool with your food photos. Ever thought of printing your photos on canvas? Ever tried doing that? 70 to 80% off is the sale they have going on.

We recommend only those products and courses and services that we believe will add value to our audience. We may get small commission when you buy some of these products. Thank you for supporting LFP.

Photographing Ice Cream: How To Capture Texture in Ice Cream

Photo by Himanshu Taneja

Photo by Himanshu Taneja

Ice creams scoops are one of the hardest subjects to photograph. First you need speed, then you need to make sure your composition is right.

Ohh, make sure to get that texture. Remember to light it up so that texture is emphasized. Fast. More than a few seconds delay and the scoops will turn into a gooey blob with no texture.

Did I tell you about the framing? Make sure you get that right!

So many decisions, so little time. Today, that’s what we’ll talk about.  [Read more…]