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CHAPTER 2Food Photography: The Basics

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Photography for Beginners

Food photography is a worthwhile pursuit, but it can be challenging. When I shoot for clients like Sara Lee or Heinz, I employ a team. In its simplest collaborative form, the team consists of me (the photographer) and a food stylist. A food stylist makes food presentable for the camera. Usually they are trained chefs and are highly skilled at making food look good for photography.

In my opinion, it is more productive to work with a team. You can divide the labor. Food photography is complicated enough without adding the element of styling your own food. That just adds another element ...

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