How to Photograph Food, The eBook

It’s so frustrating when your food photos come out looking less than appetizing. But by learning about lighting and styling specific to food, you can make mouth-watering images just like the ones you see in magazines. This is a recent series designed to help you improve your food photography by showing you how you can use the equipment you already own to take beautiful  images now. We were able to get a 50% discount for our readers which has expired, sorry about that, stay tuned to see what’s next!


The in-depth Photographing FOOD Tutorials Collection

Each section is a 35-40 page full color behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to make beautiful food images. Sections focus on one specific aspect of photography at a time, making them easy to understand and follow. They offer a DIY approach to lighting with step-by-step examples, a look at how each shot was set up, and the specific camera settings used for each image.

The series of eight sections of Photographing FOOD was written for anyone who wants to improve their food photography. This includes professional photographers who want to add food photography to their offered services, amateur photographers who want to include food shots in their portfolio, bloggers who want beautiful photos to go alongside the delicious recipes they create, and food purveyors who want to share their new creations with the online world.

Some of the many topics covered include (294 pages):

  • Window lighting
  • Quality of light
  • Controlling shadows
  • Building a table top studio
  • Color theory
  • Creative camera control
  • Stylizing food
  • Camera angles
  • Composition
  • Shooting tethered
  • Flash and continuous lighting
  • Lens choice
  • Camera settings for shooting ingredients
  • Blurring motion
  • Editing in Lightroom and/or Photoshop
  • Using histograms and tone curves
  • Cropping
  • Finding the right light while traveling
  • Designing creative backdrops
  • Modifying a single light set-up

Example pages from Photographing FOOD

Photographing Food is written and shot by Taylor Mathis. Taylor is a food and lifestyle photographer based in Charlotte, NC. He blogs about food and food photography on Taylor Takes a Taste and is the owner of Taylor Mathis Photography.

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