Food Photography Tips & Tricks

For those of you who’ve been following along lately, you know that I’m dying inside because I’m currently separated from my dear and ever-trusty, loyal and wonderful camera.

We’ve been through thick and thin together he and I, and I’m just pining in his absence as he is being repaired in a lonesome factory out of state.

Being without my camera for the first time in three years has gotten me thinking about photography. About what I’ve accomplished in my photography and how much my skills have improved. And especially about how much I still want to improve when I do get my camera back and can shoot shoot shoot til my heart’s content.

As I’ve been thinking about all of these photography-related things and about my goals as a food photographer, I have been finding so many fantastic sources all over the web with tips, tricks, and photography wisdom and I’ve rounded them up for my benefit and for yours!

So maybe a few sort-of-good things might actually come from this awful, wretched, not having my beloved camera situation.

At least that is what I’m telling myself.

It makes me feel just a little bit better.

Take a look at these amazing sources for food photography tips! Even if  you’re totally pro, you can always benefit from reviewing the basics. Who knows, you may find a fantastic idea you’ve been missing that could take your photography to the next level!

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Thanks so much for this great round up of tips! I need to improve my food shots, so I can’t wait to start reading through all of these. Happy 4th of July!

You’re so welcome! These tips are from some of my favorite sources, I hope you find something that speaks to you! Happy Independence Day Brooke!

Thanks for the round up of tips! I definitely have room to improve. I just bought a 50mm lens, so that has really helped improve my skillz…but I’m still learning! Have a great day!


    Making the switch to prime lenses was hard but definitely made a huge huge difference in my photography. Thanks Alanna, enjoy the roundup!!

Great tips! Thanks!

Awesome tips Tiffany, I only have a cheap point and shoot camera but it has to do for now because there are a lot of things ahead of the list of priorities for a SAHM with kids other than a new camera, that said…this reading can benefit anyone from pros as you mentioned to just regular folks like myself…thanks for sharing! very very helpful! 🙂

    I totally get it, the kids and family is top top priority and sometimes moms just have to make sacrifices, so so worth it! Of course though, working with what you have is totally doable and these tips are applicable to everyone and anyone interested is sprucing up their photos! Thanks so much for stopping by Lizbeth!

Saw your link on Foodie Friday. Great post! Mine is #88. Have a great weekend.


    Thanks for visiting Reecea, heading over now to check out your post!

This is an awesome reference list! Pinned to look at again and again! Thanks for sharing!

~Jen @

    Thanks so much Jen! I love all of your recipes and have made more than one of them! Thanks for always sharing such fantastic ideas!

Pinning this for later, I can’t wait to look through it!! I’m often in despair at my rookie photos, thank you so much for putting this list together for us! Stopping by from Foodie Friday 🙂
~April @DimplesandDelights

    Oh it was my pleasure April! Improving your food photos can be stressful and daunting, thank goodness so many of the pros have taken the time to share their wisdom! Good luck and thank you for stopping by!!

Thanks for the round up of photo tips. ;o)

Great round-up, Tiffany! Thank you so much for sharing this at Marvelous Mondays. Pinning and sharing this on social media tomorrow!

Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    Thanks Julie, I appreciate it so much! Hope you’re having a great day!

Visiting from Marvelous Monday. Pinning – I can always use tips to improve my photos.

Great round-up of food photog tips! 🙂 Already pinned this one to peruse later. Thank you so much for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week!

Thanks so much for these great tips and ideas. Love it! Hope you will share it on “I Gotta Try That”

Great collection here, Tiffany! I am always trying to improve my food photography, but never actually read the “how to”! Now I will! 🙂
Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling

    There are so many sources out there to help with food photography but I personally really love these ones. Hope they’re a great help for you! Thanks Cathy!

Thanks for this round-up! I’m pretty good at portrait photography so when I started food photography for my blog I thought it would be cake. WRONG. I conveniently forgot that I use natural, outdoor light for my portraits and most times get indoor/filtered/DARK light for my food.
Reading every single tip I can!

    I too started out with portrait photography ( and recently made the switch to food, it’s challenging! These tips should give you a little it of a boost though, good luck Joshua!

Hi Tiffany
I pinned your post. Thanks so much for sharing.
Bye for now, Darlene

This post couldn’t have come at a better time. I’m waiting on my NEW camera to come in the mail (it’s my first real one – a dslr), and thanks to you I have all the resources I need on one place! I can’t wait to get started on improving my photos. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Oh, the anticipation is AGONY! My trusty (expensive!) DSLR had a bit of a weak moment two weeks ago and has been across the country getting repaired. It’s coming in the mail today! We can celebrate together! You’re so welcome for the roundup, I hope its helpful for you!! Thanks Laura!

Awesome round-up! Thanks so much for posting this!

ooooo fun! I’ve pinned this so I can come back when I have more time. Thanks for putting this all together. Food Photography is something I’m always trying to work on…
emily @

    It’s something that I feel can always be improving! You’re welcome for the roundup, hope it helps!

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Nice Tips Thanks for the sharing.

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Hi, can you please tell me what kind of camera you`re using?

Thanks for posting up these tips. I just started my blog to start exploring my love for cooking/baking as well as my obsession to take photos that will remind me of that exact moment when I was proud of what I made. I also jumped into the ‘real’ camera bandwagon (reserving my iPhone only for snapshots) and it has been a steep learning curve to teach myself to dissect recipes, put my own spin on them to make it something I would want to eat as well as look good. These links are so helpful. It is funny that even with only a few posts on my blog, the blogs I follow always displays the food at its best and whilst I get defeated sometimes when I can’t capture what I see in my head (not sure if it is the styling , composition or the camera technique) I only have to remember that everyone had to start from somewhere and that rushing to be the best will not be enriching for my blog journey. So I am taking baby steps, always looking to learn, stay excited and keep trying. 🙂 Thank you.

Thanks for the great tips!! I just started a blog and I am trying to work on my food photography!

such sweet photos! it makes me hungry

A very useful topic, many people who like to take photos will be grateful to you!

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