314: Creative Food Photography — How Kimberly Espinel Teaches and Inspires Food Photographers

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Welcome to episode 314 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Kimberly Espinel about how she has grown her business teaching food photographers how to find their unique style.

When you’re just starting out as a food blogger, it can be hard to find your personal style as a photographer. You might find yourself emulating the style of other creatives and struggle to find a rhythm that works best for you. And that’s where Kimberly comes in!

Kimberly is an award-winning food photographer, blogger, teacher, and author who helps food photographers find their unique style. She talks about how she grew her business, how she is able to create content that serves her community, and why she thinks focusing on your mindset is so important when working as a creative.

Her passion for her work shines through in this episode, and her story will leave you feeling inspired and motivated to continue creating meaningful content for your audience.

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310: The Confident Pitch – How to Naturally Build Relationships with Brands with Candice Ward

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Welcome to episode 310 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Candice Ward about pitching brands and monetizing food photography.

Working with brands can be a great way to monetize a blog or food business, but the process of pitching brands and fostering a relationship with those brands can be a bit intimidating.

Enter: Candice! She’s on the podcast today to talk about working with clients, getting paid, and reaching a successful stage in her business in a short period of time. In this interview, Candice talks about how she pitches brands, monetizes her food photography skills, and finds the right brands to work with.

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304: FBP Rewind – Making Great Content with Sam Adler

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Welcome to episode 304 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, we’re rewinding back to our episode with Frosting and Fettuccine’s Sam Adler where she talks about creating the very best content for her audience.

It’s another FBP Rewind episode today, and we’re so excited to revisit our March 2019 interview with Sam Adler from Frosting and Fettuccine today!

This episode is focused around creating amazing content, and that’s something that we, as content creators, should always be in pursuit of. You’ll hear about Sam’s approach to photography and color, her background in cooking, and what it was like to be nominated for (and eventually win!) a Saveur Blog Award.

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281: The Business of Food Photography – Building a Food Photography Career with Christina Peters

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Welcome to episode 281 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Christina Peters from Food Photography Blog about how she has built a career out of photographing food.

When you’re building your food photography career, you can face a lot of questions. Questions like:

  • What should my rate be?
  • How do I find clients?
  • What should a shoot look like?
  • How do I deliver top-notch service?

That’s what Christina is here to talk all about today! She has coordinated and prepped over 1000 food photography jobs over her career, and she’s here on the podcast to talk all about her strategies and tips that will help you build and grow your own food photography business.

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267: FBP Rewind – An Architect’s Journey to Becoming a Freelance Food Photographer with Ashley McLaughlin

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Welcome to episode 267 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, we’re rewinding back to our episode about freelance food photography with Ashley McLaughlin.

We’re revisiting one of our past episodes about food photography this week! We interviewed Ashley McLaughlin back in 2017 about her freelance food photography business, and we’re resharing that episode with you today.

Architecture and food…it doesn’t sound like there would be many similarities between the two, right? But there are, and Ashley’s background in architecture helped her understand experience, perspective, and design in a culinary setting.

After staring her blog, Edible Perspective, as a way to stay creative, Ashley’s love of food transformed into a love of photography. After a long learning process, she went from a complete novice with a DSLR to understanding exposure meters, shooting in manual mode, and writing a food photography series on her blog. Now she’s a full-time freelance food photographer who has photographed multiple cookbooks for bloggers.

It’s a good reminder that your blog isn’t the only money-maker in this industry; freelance food photography or writing can be a great way to build an income by doing what you love.

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227: FBP Rewind – 5 Tips to Improve Your Food Photography with Rachel Korinek

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Welcome to episode 227 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, we’re rewinding back to one of our most popular episodes with food photographer, Rachel Korinek.

It’s time for another FBP Rewind episode, and this one is extra special because we’re rewinding back to one of our top five most downloaded episodes, 5 Tips to Improve Your Food Photography with Rachel Korinek.

Rachel is such a talented photographer, and this episode will help you fine-tune and tweak your photography to help create a more appealing and yummy visual.

It’s a great episode, and we hope you can apply some of these tips and skills to your own photography. Let’s rewind!

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216: Content – Are Recipes Copyrightable, Layers in Food Photography, and New Resources for Food Bloggers

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Welcome to episode 216 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, we talk about whether or not recipes are copyrightable, how to incorporate layers into your food photography, and some of the new resources we have for food bloggers on Food Blogger Pro.

We’d go so far to say that content is the bread and butter of food blogs. If you look at all the techy stuff, the SEO, the plugins, the monetization…content is at the core of it all. And that’s our focus for today!

First, you’ll hear from Danielle, our incredible Legal Expert here at Food Blogger Pro, and she talks all about recipe copyrighting and how to properly give credit to other content creators. We get asked questions about this all the time in the Food Blogger Pro forums, and Danielle makes it easy to understand and implement.

Next up: Lindsay! And because we focus on *food* and we eat with our eyes, photography is a huge, important part of the content creation equation. She talks about styling, layering, and her approach to photography in this episode.

And last: Alexa. You’ll hear a quick update about some of the new content we’ve recently published to Food Blogger Pro for our members. We talk about a recent Q&A, new tools we’re using, new courses we’re planning, and more.

It’s a great episode, and our goal is that it helps you streamline your content creation process and helps eliminate some questions you might have around creating content for your food blog. Enjoy!

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194: Making Great Content with Sam Adler

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Welcome to episode 194 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Sam Adler from Frosting and Fettuccine about the importance of creating quality content.

Sam knows quality content. Whether she’s publishing on her blog or on her Saveur Blog Award-winning Instagram account, she’s constantly on the quest for creating the highest-quality content she can.

That’s what she’s here to chat about today. You’ll learn about her approach to photography and color, her background in cooking, and what it was like to be nominated (and eventually WIN!) a Saveur Blog Award. Enjoy!

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

Welcome to episode 185 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Joanie Simon about using flash photography and recovering from addiction.

We typically talk about the benefits of shooting food photos with natural light – namely, it’s an easy way to make sure your photos look natural.

But if you take a quick peek over at Joanie’s Instagram profile (@thebiteshot), you’ll see that she’s getting beautiful, natural-looking photos using flash.

That’s right! Joanie has figured out a way to make flash photography the foundation of her successful YouTube channel, brand partnerships, and more.

But that’s not the only reason you’ll love this episode. Joanie’s journey to food blogging and photography wasn’t an easy one, and you’ll hear about her road to recovery and her story of how she got to where she is today.

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160: A Sneak Peek into an FBP Live Q&A with Bjork Ostrom

Welcome to episode 160 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, we’re sharing a recording from our most recent Live Q&A on Food Blogger Pro.

You are getting a sneak peek into one of our favorite perks that comes with a Food Blogger Pro membership: Live Q&As!

We hold a Live Q&A for our members every month, and they’re a chance for our members to get answers to their toughest blogging questions…live.

Our Q&As are the perfect opportunity to invite our experts to chat about a specific topic, but they’re also great for picking Bjork and Lindsay’s brains.

This month’s Q&A was an “Ask Bjork Anything,” and Bjork answered our members’ questions about email lists, photography, monetization strategies, and more. Enjoy this sneak peek into Food Blogger Pro Live Q&As!

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