5 of the Best Food Photography Books for Photographers and Bloggers

Food Photography had become very popular these days. Are you into food blogging, or becoming a real food photographer? Food Photography is a rewarding niche in photography. Food Photography is fun (especially if you love food!) and requires different skills and gear for, such as styling your food, specific lighting, and so many manipulations that help the food look appetizing.

If you want to step up your food photography skills, and don’t know where and how to start, these excellent books could help you learn and become a food photography pro.

1. Food Photography: A Beginner’s Guide to Creating Appetizing Images


Author: Corinna Gissemann

Anyone who has been inspired to take a picture of a great-looking meal knows that creating successful food photography is not easy. This book is very helpful for both beginners and professional photographers! Corinna Gissemann takes you all the way, from zero to hero and explains everything you need to know, in order to become a food photographer.

2. Plate to Pixel: Digital Food Photography & Styling

Author: Helene Dujardin

Food Photography is not just about taking great shots. The truth you will learn pretty fast is that there is so much to learn about food styling and composition. the next book is recommended by many food photographers and food stylists. Styling your food before the shot is a super important skill for a food photographer, and it will help you involve.

3. Food Styling: The Art of Preparing Food for the Camera

Author: Delores Custer

Another food photographer’s fav. This book is all about styling your food to the camera, and how to do it correctly. Would you like to know how to style a sandwich? It sounds easy, but you’ll have to learn some tricks along the way, such as making a beverage shot appear professional and producing grill marks on meat without a grill. This book is filled with resources and organized in a simple problem-and-solution format.

4. Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Author: Nicole S. Young

This book takes you from the basics of equipment selection and an overview of the mechanics of digital photography to specific examples from start to finish. If you have some experience in food photography, you might find it basic. Also, if you want to get into details of lighting food, prepping it for the shoot, and editing it later in Photoshop.

5. Focus On Food Photography for Bloggers

Author: Matt Armendariz

In this social media era, so many people who love food (cooking it, writing about it and taking photos of it) wants to know how to take amazing food shots. Most of the food photography books are aiming to teach the profession, while many food lovers just want to learn how to take these photos without having the expensive gear. This book does an excellent job of providing knowledge while making the amateur food photographer feel good about not having the top of the line equipment.

And no matter which book you chose, remember that practice makes perfect!



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