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Food Photography

You don’t need a fancy studio and all the gear to capture great food photos
Why my 50mm macro is my favorite lens for still life and food photography
Capture some Christmas cookie cheer
When is a cupcake not a cupcake?
An introduction to food photography
Creating condensation on glasses, bottles and cans
Working with chocolate
13 tips for better still life styling
10 best props for food photography
Creating soft and dreamy still life photography
Quick Tip: Try wax or parchment paper as a diffuser when photographing food
Using the Angler Circo LED Ring Light with Macro Food Photography

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When is a cupcake not a cupcake?

When is a cupcake not a cupcake? When it is a gorgeous soap. Yes, a soap! These incredible creations are from Planetyum. They have a huge selection and I ordered three. Why soap? I teach a lot of workshops, and

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An introduction to food photography

(Editor’s Note: Photofocus is proud to welcome Serge Ramelli to Photofocus. Be sure to check out his free master class and bonus toolkit). This tutorial is a great way to get started with food photography.  Learn practical tips on lighting

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Working with chocolate

Nothing quite makes a dessert like chocolate. But when it comes to food photography, that one substance can be tricky to work with. Here are a few tips that might just save the day. In general Try not to handle

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13 tips for better still life styling

Here are a few tips for creating better styling for still life and food images. Cutlery Aways have cutlery pointing away from the camera, especially knives. It can be seen as more inviting and less threatening. Make sure cutlery is

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10 best props for food photography

I love hunting for props and backgrounds to put in my images. Using color in props is my personal favorite, but was also my first big mistake when I was starting out. It’s great to have props that are colorful,

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Julie Powell_choc header

Working with chocolate

Nothing quite makes a dessert like chocolate. But when it comes to food photography, that one substance can be tricky to work with. Here are a few tips that might just save the day. In general Try not to handle

Read More
Julie Powell_styling_header

13 tips for better still life styling

Here are a few tips for creating better styling for still life and food images. Cutlery Aways have cutlery pointing away from the camera, especially knives. It can be seen as more inviting and less threatening. Make sure cutlery is

Read More
Julie Powell_Header

10 best props for food photography

I love hunting for props and backgrounds to put in my images. Using color in props is my personal favorite, but was also my first big mistake when I was starting out. It’s great to have props that are colorful,

Read More
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Background Layering Makes All the Difference

Backgrounds are important no matter what you’re photographing, but especially when photographing products. Layering different elements together can help make for an interesting yet non-distracting background, and can lead to a more “complete” photograph. When photographing any type of product,

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