More useful sources for food photographers

posted on 19th of august, 2010

About a year ago I posted about Lou Manna's work, which can be the great source of inspiration for all who are keen on food photography.

Today I'd like to share some more useful (of course, from my POV) links: the first one is to the interview with Jennifer Davick who is the Food Photographer at Southern Living magazine in Alabama. I especially like she uses only real food, "nothing is doctored or faked" - that's great, I adhere to this position in my practice.

She says: "Simplicity is the best approach with food. Simplicity takes restraint. Less is more... Less sauce, less food, less plate. Try to be aware of scale and keep food in context. ...Begin by finding some soft window light and photograph your food while it's fresh. Remember: beautiful things make for beautiful photos, so be aware of your surfaces, plates and other details"

Her portfolio illustrates well this principle, it is quite interesting and worth to be learned.

Another source I'd like to share will help to set lighting for food shooting, although there are some great food photos there too. It is a blog of Atlanta-based photographer who gives very useful advices.

Enjoy and learn! I hope it will be helpful!

Comments (18)

Posted by Kittycat on August 25, 2010
Beautiful images. Thank you also for the advice. :)
Posted by Joezachs on August 24, 2010
Those are some useful tips (and some lovely pictures here.)
Posted by Marcomayer on August 23, 2010
Thanks, your pictures to very prof
Posted by Karenkh on August 21, 2010
great shots of some yummy looking food. now I'm hungry!

Oh, and thanks for the info too. :)
Posted by Margaretanne on August 20, 2010
Such good food.. photographed so well :) :)
Posted by Cmoulton on August 20, 2010
Fantastic! So inspiring!
Posted by Starblue on August 20, 2010
Wow, one can get hungry reading this blog :-) Thanks, a nice blog!
Posted by Tanyae on August 20, 2010
Dear all, thank you for your comments! I'm glad you found it useful. Marcomayer, your food still lifes are awesome!!!
Posted by Mani33 on August 19, 2010
Great & delicious! ;)
Posted by Yuritz on August 19, 2010
thanks for sharing and you have some really great pictures!
Posted by Fultonsphoto on August 19, 2010
Your pictures always make me so hungry :0) thanks for the info.
Posted by Egomezta on August 19, 2010
Your images are great... They made me hungry.
Posted by Joe1971 on August 19, 2010
It is great photo!
Posted by Alerizzo78 on August 19, 2010
Thank you for sharing all those great resources. I love food photography!!! :)
Posted by Mariaam on August 19, 2010
Thanks for sharing! :) Great photos!
Posted by Marcomayer on August 19, 2010
Thanks, if you have time take a look of my pictures, normaly for my job i shoot fashion, but i like cooking and for microstock i shoot food
Posted by BCritchley on August 19, 2010
Thanks for sharing :-)
Posted by Almaterra on August 19, 2010
Very helpful. Thanks!

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