355: 5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Food Photography with Joanie Simon

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Welcome to episode 355 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Joanie Simon about ways to improve your food photography.

We’ve all heard the phrase, “We eat with our eyes first,” right? So it should come as no surprise that food content creators place so much emphasis on growing their photography skills!

Today, we are talking with one of the biggest names in the food photography space: Joanie Simon from The Bite Shot. She originally came on the podcast three years ago, and it’s been so incredible to see how her business has grown since then.

Through her courses, videos, and book, Joanie has taught students all around the world how to improve their food photography. And in this episode, she’s sharing some of her best tips with our listeners!

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354: Sharing Zambian Food and Growing a Freelance Photography Business with Clara Kapelembe Bwali

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Welcome to episode 354 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Clara Kapelembe Bwali from Black Garlic about how she’s using her business to share Zambian food with the world.

We’re really excited to share this episode with Clara from Black Garlic with you today! She’s a freelance food photographer, food stylist, and blogger based in Zambia.

Clara has built her business from the ground up, and in this episode, you’ll hear how she has grown her photography skills, booked her first clients, and used social media to share both her photography and Zambian food with the world.

Clara’s story is so inspiring, and her passion for her work really shines through in the interview. We hope you enjoy it!

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345: Building Long-Term Relationships with Brands – Running a Creative Production Agency with Alisha Cohen

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Welcome to episode 345 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Alisha Cohen from LISH Creative about running a production agency and shooting content for brands.

As content creators, a great way to earn an income doing what we love is to partner with brands that we love. But how do we find those brands, and more importantly, how do we work with them on a long-term basis?

That’s what we’re chatting about today with Alisha Cohen!

Alisha is the founder of LISH Creative, a creative production agency that produces colorful, eye-catching photography, video, and stop motion for some of the world’s most distinguished brands.

In this episode, you’ll hear how she launched her business, what it’s like running a production agency, how expanding her social media presence has helped her book clients, and what some of her best tips are for nurturing long-term relationships with brands.

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330: Honing Your Craft – How Ana Zelić Improved Her Food Photography Skills and Got Her First Cookbook Deal

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Welcome to episode 330 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Ana Zelić from Ana’s Baking Chronicles about how she strategically improved her food photography skills over time and got her first cookbook deal.

Ana is a food blogger, food photographer, and soon-to-be author, and she’s here on the podcast today to talk about her food photography journey!

Her debut cookbook “The Cake Chronicles” comes out November 30th, and in this episode, she shares why she doubled down on improving her photography skills, what tools she uses when shooting photos, how she got her cookbook deal, and what she learned going through the cookbook writing process.

It’s a really great interview, and we know you’ll feel so inspired after hearing Ana’s story!

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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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