This Week in Food Photography and Styling – Trends and Links

Apple in Water There has been quite some activities going on in food photography and styling area. I have been reading lot of great stuff lately and came across some awesome articles in last few days. In this post, I have included links, posts and photos that I have come across recently.

Upcoming Food Photography Workshop

First thing first, Sara Remington (Yes! same food photographer who shot food photos for Real Simple magazine, Sara Lee, Tostitos and many other famous companies) is conducting a food photography workshop in her photography studio on May 15th. Thanks to Denise Woodward for organizing this workshop. You can find more information on this food photography workshop by clicking here.

This Week’s Food Photography and Styling Links

Here are some awesome food photography links from around the web.

  1. Five Places Where You Can Find Photographic Inspiration – Thomas Hawk writes on how he finds photographic inspiration. Thomas mentions five places he goes to find photographic inspiration. He explains it good detail how you can use this to get inspired about taking and making great photos.
  2. Food Photography Can Improve Your Health – There was an interesting article in New York Times on how food photography is improving health. This article talks about how a neuroscientist is using food photography to improve his health. Read this article here.
  3. Interview with Andrew Scrivani – New York Times published a wonderful interview with Andrew Scrivani few days back. Andrew talks about how to take food photos and gives some great food photography tips. In second  and third part of this interview Andrew answers lot of great questions from the audience. Read Part 2 and Part 3.
  4. International Culinary Plating – This post has some very creative work. The concept is wonderful and the results are awesome. Although there are some elements are missing the right color, but overall it is very interesting. Go to International Culinary Plating page.
  5. Food Photography Hero and Cook Books – Over at Matt Armendariz’s blog Kristina Gill review some cookbooks. While we don’t talk about cookbooks and food blogging in general, this post has some great food photographs. Take a look at these food photographs.
  6. 6 Lessons from Kitchen Nightmares: Over at Adobe Photoshop Guru Scott Kelby’s website, there is a guest post that talks about what the author learned when working with Gordon Ramsey. Learn about the 6 Lessons on Photography.

Coming Soon on Learn Food Photography Blog

There are couple of things that you will start seeing couple of new things. First, I am trying to do an interview so that I can share the interviews more regularly. I have been also thinking about re-opening the Free Food Photography eBook and making it available for download.

What do you all think?

Would you like the FREE eBook? Not sure how many of you would like the book. When we privately distributed the book, many people (specially those who were getting started) liked the book. I have had a great feedback on the book (update: I missed mentioning that I also had some great ideas for improving it further). So, let’s do an experiment here. If this post gets more than 50 comments, I’ll make the first edition of Food Photography eBook available. Leave a comment below if you would like the book. Share this with your friends and readers.

Photo courtesy: Photo by *Brunna Peretti Loureiro*

  • Yes indeed we want the fee e-book

  • Bea

    I would love to have that e-book!!! you are very generous!!!

    Thank you

    B

  • Would love to have the ebook, since I just recently discovered your site!

  • meili ware

    I would love the eBook. thanks!

  • YES; PLEASE!!!! I would love to have the e-book, thanks!!

  • Definitely interested in the ebook over here! 🙂

  • mollie

    would definitely appreciate your ebook! Thanks!

  • These are all valuable links for inspiration. thanks

  • I was too late for the e-book last time, so I would definitely love another chance to get it!

  • PCP

    Hi Friends,

    I have help for my food photography. we already took some shots of food which is not at satisfying since our first attempt not much satisfactory i would like you get your advice or tips to make it better.. i will post the images for readers how much your tips helped me to take a mouth watering images.

    Subject: Pan Pizza (Indian style)/ serving method on black pan
    Camera: Canon 450D
    photo shoot day: 05/15/2010

    our Challenges : We use fixed canon lens 50 mm , canon kit lens 18mm-55mm, and tele photo lens 55mm-250mm. I wish to use 50 mm only but problem is we can’t cover our focus on whole pizza. lens is focusing on one particular area of pizza and rest is gradually blurry to background.. for some images its works well but for our client they need closer shot of pizza with all details.

    I tried keeping my camera bit far away to cover focus all around pizza, I get the result what i want but.. my whole composition is ruined. Thought of crop it post production but image size is reduced into half.

    How to fix this issue ? I have to go close to my subject and get wide focus on my subject.

    It may be a silly question but i add values to my knowledge and i can take good photography and share with you guys..

    Is that any tips for shooting a pizza ? or please share your experiences.

    food is serving on black pan so any tips for background and table set up?

    inputs are appreciated.

    thank you

    PCP

  • Those are certainly very good prime examples of great food photography there!
    Certainly adds a motivational boost in getting the results food photographers must aim for! 🙂

    I’m very looking forward to the ebook photography as well.

    Cheers!

  • I recently came across your website, and I have learned a lot about food photography here – I tune into it daily now! It will be wonderful to get a copy of your ebook.

    Thanks.

  • All,

    Thank you for your comments. I am planning to make the eBook available soon. Will make an announcement on the blog too.

  • I would like the e-book!

  • Les Ironside

    Yes please!!!!!! I can’t wait. Thank you for all your help.

    Les

  • I love the links and will continute to come back. Unless of course the e-book I’m looking forward to receiving has got ALL the answers… Yes, please

  • marx

    wow, cool- I would love to have that book either, but for my wife- my wife would love to know about it- Thanks for sharing

  • Fernando

    I would love that e-book! thanks for this!

  • LyB

    I would love to have a look at that e-book. I seriously need to be inspired, your website is a great start!

  • I would love to have the free e-book. Thank you

  • Stefania

    I’d love to have the book to be motivated to do more.

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