You could say that one of my hobbies is food photography. I guess that makes me a hipster. Anyway, I am constantly learning about what makes a good “food photo”. On my blog–I typically share vegan, lifestyle, or nature related posts. But, I rarely share about the topic of food photography. I thought I would share recent food photos and some advice I’ve learned. For those of you that are interested, here are my food photos from last month:

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As you can see, there is still room for improvement. However, I have learned a good amount about the subject. Lighting is always important in photography, but even more so in food photography, because the food will look brownish with bad lighting. Also, backgrounds are super important. Simple backgrounds look best. Objects in the background should contrast with the food, but shouldn’t become a distraction. You can take quality food photos with your phone, but if you are like me and your blog/instagram relies on food photos, then you might want to upgrade cameras. Leave helpful tips you know about food photography in the comments. Thanks for viewing this post! I hope it was beneficial to you.

~ If you were wondering…All of these dishes are vegan. Most of the photos were taken with a canon eos rebel sl2 and edited with vsco. If you want to use one of the photos, please credit me. This post is not sponsored in any form.


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Posted by:Kaley

A twenty something's journey through life. Finding purpose and beauty in even the small things. Passionate about veganism and intentional living.

35 replies on “Food Photography: March Compilation

  1. I love the photos depth of field and the colour contrasts you have done well. my fave is the one with your feet and the headphones ones as they have simple hard backgrounds like you have observed. I’m not a fan on the ones with the tea towel in them as I see this as a cleaning up tool not a display object. I associate it with cleaning up at the end of the day and cleaning dirty dishes there for dirty tea towel. Your photos are fantastic just try a few without the tea towel see if it makes a difference. I maybe wrong.

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    1. Thanks for the feedback! I disagree about the towel though. It is a popular trend on instagram and I have gotten positive feedback from it. Obviously, not all of my photos will have a towel in them. I just prefer to switch up backgrounds.


      1. No a problem at all, that was only my opinion of what I saw and I don’t meen to offend in anyway. I think the food preparation and photography is well captured keep up the good work and don’t take anything I say to heart, please.

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      2. I wasn’t offended and I respect your opinion. I was just sharing my perspective. I play around with different styles a lot, so I’ll take that into consideration next time. Thanks!

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  2. YESSSSS another food photography post i found! I can’t stop scavenging for them! I don’t even care about eating, i just love the color contrasts in food photography! and the bread one!! oh my goodnesss the bread one!!!! I can’t even. I need to sit down. This was an experience. loved it!

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    1. I have a canon eos sl2 and I think it’s pretty good for food photography. I think having good layouts and natural lighting are more important than the actual camera though. I also researched what other people used for their food photos. Mostly people use some sort of canon dslr or Sony. I hope this helps!

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