Food photography tips · Photography

An easy way to start learning about food photography

I wrote some posts about food photography on my blog, but they are not in the normal order. For a person who just starts learning is a little difficult to look for it, so I made a list with all the posts in the proper order. It will be easy to read them all or just the ones that you need.

We start with the basic ones some summary about food photography, tips and types. Then we go in details about white balance, depth of field, light, props, etc.

Learning about photography

For food photography you can use any camera you have or you like. In this post you will read about some of them and see if you like the one you use or you want to upgrade it.

Smartphone, compact camera or DSLR

In this 2 posts I am talking about the lens I use for food photography.

My lens for food photography

Nikon Micro Nikkor 105mm F2.8

The importance of White balance in photography:

White balance

How to use in your advantage DOF – depth of field


Here are some settings for a dish with examples:

Lighting 1

Lighting 2

Same settings and lighting – different photos

I can talk all day about props you use in your food photography, white or black background and the way they change the story in your photo. Here are some posts about it.

Black or white background

Props for food photography

Glasses and jars

Props or less props

Same food – different props

Here are some amazing photographers that inspire me all these years. Make a list of your own and keep it close.


I still have to learn a lot about retouching, but here are some of my examples that can help you at the begging.

Post processing

Food retouching in Photoshop




115 thoughts on “An easy way to start learning about food photography

  1. I cannot remember if I had thanked you for your like on my post, “Imagination & Beyond – part 1” so many thanks for that. I like your tips for food photography as I have been just toying with it like so many of us do when our meal set before us looks so good.

    I know I gotta snap a quick pick before I take a bite and sometimes when I forget, I take it anyway. Guess that’s showing a bit of realism? I will slow down though and try to master this subject 🙂

    I do appreciate your visit to and I do sincerely hope you’ll return again in the near future. Please feel free to share your thoughts on this biographicBlog.

  2. This is really an interesting post I guess I need to take the dust off my Nikon D60 and remembering the old days.

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