I Want to Learn about Food Photography

I joined Food Blogger Pro shortly after I launched my blog, around 15 months ago. There are so many things I love about this site! The community support is great and I’ve met a bunch of really cool people, who have also helped me grow my blog in so many different ways. I also love the videos, especially the photography ones. Without them, my photos would still be dull and lifeless!

Sue, SueBee Homemaker

We eat with our eyes, so food photography is an incredibly important part of the food blogging equation. Below are some of the food photography resources we have for members on Food Blogger Pro:

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In Food Blogger Pro, a course is a collection of short videos that explains important concepts. Our goal with courses is to present information in simple, bite-sized portions so you can go through at your own pace. The courses we’ve outlined below will teach you all about food photography.

Food Photography courses

Figuring out how to use your camera, whether that be a DSLR, a point-and-shoot, or a phone, for food photography can seem a bit intimidating. That’s why we have these courses for you! This Food Photography series has full courses about the topics that can help you level-up your food photography game like natural lighting, artificial lighting, props, composition, styling, and using a DSLR.

Photo Editing courses

Once you have your photos, how can you make them pop? Editing, of course! In these courses, we show you how to import your photos, use tools, edit your photos, export your photos, and organize your photos using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.

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We host member-only Live Q&As every month, and they’re some of our favorite days of the month! They give members a chance to ask their questions to Bjork, Lindsay, an industry expert, or someone from the FBP team, and they can get their answer live. All past Q&A replays are available for Food Blogger Pro members, and this is one of our favorites about photography:

Photography Live Q&A

Ever wish you could ask a food photographer your food photography questions? That’s exactly what this Live Q&A was for! Lindsay, the blogger behind Pinch of Yum, answered our members’ questions about photo workflow, true-to-life colors, lenses, food styling trends, and finding a photography style.

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The Community Forum is the “bread and butter” of Food Blogger Pro, and that’s because it’s where all of our members go to connect, collaborate, and troubleshoot together. Below are some of our favorite threads where members discuss food photography.

Favorite lens for food photography?

Do you have a lens you love? Need recommendations for a new lens? Check out this forum thread for ideas from our members.

Best Photo Size

This is one of our most popular forum posts ever! If you’ve ever wondered if your photos were too big or not big enough, be sure to check out this thread.

Dark Photos

Do you struggle with dark photos when shooting in Manual Mode? Our members have some tips to rock Manual Mode photography.

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Did you know we have a free, public podcast called “The Food Blogger Pro Podcast”? It’s true! You can follow along and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or on your favorite podcasting app. Here are some of our favorite episodes about food photography.

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154: 5 Tips to Improve Your Food Photography with Rachel Korinek

Rachel is the photographer behind Two Loves Studio, and she knows photography. Her tips will help you achieve true-to-life colors, authentic composition, and realistic prop choices with your own food photography.

An image of Ashley McLaughlin and the title of her episode on the Food Blogger Pro Podcast, 'An Architect's Journey to Becoming a Full-Time Freelance Food Photographer.'

098: An Architect’s Journey to Becoming a Freelance Food Photographer with Ashley McLaughlin

While a lot of bloggers are looking for photography tips that they can apply to their own blogs, this episode of the podcast focuses on freelance photography. Ashley works with other bloggers and brands to become a full-time freelance food photographer, and you’ll learn about her food photography tips, her favorite food photography tools, and how she works with clients in this episode.

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185: Darkness and Light: A Photographer’s Journey from Addiction to Success with Joanie Simon

Joanie’s approach to food photography is a bit unique. Instead of using natural light or artificial light, she prefers using flash! In this episode, you’ll learn about the gear she uses, how flash is different from artificial light, and how she grew her food photography business.