Food Photography Tips & Links

March 20, 2013

A few people has asked me about what I use when I take my photos and to be honest, it has definitely been a trial and error. When I first started taking food photos, I was using an extremely old point and shoot, which I can't even remember what camera it was. About 4 years ago, I got my Nikon P90 which is a large point and shoot. It's almost the same size of a DSLR but there's no fancy attachments or special lenses. Even til this day, there's still a lot of settings that I have no clue how to use. I am definitely not a pro! Just a dabbler.

A couple years ago, I also signed up for a free online workshop featuring the amazing Penny De Los Santos. From her, I've learned a couple tips and tricks. My personal go to is using foam boards that you can find for cheap at the dollar store + natural light... I tend to set up right in front of my patio door. Also, photoshop helps.

Here's a couple helpful links:

Lighting by Indian Simmer
Cropping by Taylor takes a Taste
Natural Light by Cook and Be Merry
Photography 101 Definitions
Photography Tutorials by Zoomyummy

There's also a gazillion and one pins available on Pinterest. I also used a lightbox for awhile. I made one myself which I left at my Mom's and then Hubby surprised me with one which is now tucked away somewhere. The thing about using a lightbox was the lighting. I used desk lamps from around my Mom's house during that time since that's all she had and for all I know, this taking food pictures could be just a phase. I know I may never be as amazing as Todd & Diane, but I still enjoy it immensely.

Hope this post was somewhat helpful!


  1. I am the worst with food photography... LIKE.THE.WORST. I still love it though and hope to get better... I'm definitely checking out some of these links! Thanks!

    1. Everyone start somewhere... My photos weren't that great in the begining, but after trial and error + photoshop helps. You'll get there!

  2. YAY I've been waiting for a post like this! Definitely going to click through all the links.

    1. I know... you and a couple other people have asked me and I knew I had to make a post about it! Hope it's helpful. There's a lot of good pins on Pinterest too.

  3. So glad I found your blog again! I'm adding your link if that's okay!

    There are so many awesome photography resources on pinterest!



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