How Should a Food Photographer Prepare for Winter?

Winter Food PhotographerWinter….ah winter… it’s almost here… Snow and bone chilling wind. Just thinking about the sub-zero temperatures and cold brings chills. I am not looking forward to this winter.

For a food photographer working with natural light, winter brings shorter days, less natural light and dull and gloomy days. Who needs winter here? But then, who can fight with mother nature? Not me. On both counts.

So now that winter is almost here, how should you as a food photographer prepare for winter?

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Start Taming Light for Better Food Photos

Simple Light DiagramLight makes it all happen. If you can control light, you can do magic.

In this post, we talk about modifying light using two commonly used tools.

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How to Build Your Own Photography Studio

Photography Lighting Equipment

An important aspect of food photography is learning to shoot in a studio with artificial light. Mostly, professional work is done in a studio. As a learner you cannot skip the lesson of how to shoot in a studio. Professional equipment used in studio is very expensive and most new food photographers probably will never buy that equipment. However, that shouldn’t stop you from building your studio at home.

In this post, we share inexpensive ways to build your photography studio and give detailed instructions for 20+ different tutorials.

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Lighting Tips For Food Photography Part 2 – Different Types of Lighting Equipment for Photographing Food

Shoot Through UmbrellaOn our newly launched food photography facebook page, our readers shared their challenges with food photography. Lighting is at the top of the list. Learning to use artificial lighting is absolutely essential for becoming a successful food photographer. Understanding how to use the softbox or where to place the umbrella for good lighting will make your food photos better. In this post, we continue our series on lighting for food photography.

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41 Awesome Food Photography Tips from Food Bloggers Connect #FBC10 – Part 1: Lighting for Food Photography

Food Photography Tips Two great food photographers, Mowie Kay (read his food photography interview) and Meeta Khurana (read her interview on how to become better food photographer and choosing a background for your food photo) spoke about food photography in Food Blogger Connect. If you were not able to be in the audience, I bet you wanted to. Me too. So here are some great tips from these two outstanding photographers, courtesy @mayssamaha.

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Why Your Cranberries Aren’t Red Enough and 5 Ways How to Photograph Them

Red Cranberries Are Your Cranberries Red Enough?

Ever had that feeling that those cranberries or strawberries you shot aren’t red enough? May be the apple pie you shot seemed a little – well – yellow. One of our readers sent me a tweet about her experience with food photography sharing sites. In this post we explain why exactly is your food isn’t looking good enough.

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