Photography

Food Photography: March Compilation

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.

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37 Comments

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    chrisosborneadventures
    April 4, 2018 at 2:37 am

    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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      Kaley
      April 4, 2018 at 2:44 am

      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.

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        chrisosborneadventures
        April 4, 2018 at 2:55 am

        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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          Kaley
          April 4, 2018 at 2:58 am

          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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        Lica Ramos
        June 12, 2018 at 12:15 am

        I use towels in my food shots as well! ☺️

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          Kaley
          June 12, 2018 at 12:20 am

          Awesome! I think it makes it more realistic.

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    searchingformyinnerzen
    April 4, 2018 at 7:34 am

    I don’t know a whole lot about photography but every single one of those meals look DELICIOUS! 💛

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      Kaley
      April 4, 2018 at 7:38 am

      Thank you! I thought they tasted pretty good if that helps at all 😊

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    BlissfullyGrateful
    April 4, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    everything looks absolutely amazing! x

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      Kaley
      April 4, 2018 at 3:19 pm

      This is so nice, thank you!

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    pinkpeeli
    April 4, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    I don’t know much about photography..but u could make my mouth water😅❤👌

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      Kaley
      April 4, 2018 at 11:29 pm

      Haha well mission accomplished, I guess! Thanks for commenting!

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    etiliyle
    April 6, 2018 at 7:27 am

    Good article

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    Sixteen Miles Out
    April 19, 2018 at 7:48 am

    Nice job … I do still life. It’s all challenging. 🙂

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      Kaley
      April 19, 2018 at 12:34 pm

      Thank you and I agree!

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    Ashley
    April 29, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Everything looks amazing.

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      Kaley
      April 29, 2018 at 6:09 pm

      Thank you!

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        Ashley
        April 29, 2018 at 7:19 pm

        Can you check out my blog?

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    wellcolourmeyellow
    May 26, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    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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      Kaley
      May 26, 2018 at 12:15 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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    wellcolourmeyellow
    May 26, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Also I followed because i literally can not without your photography, please keep posting photography. oh god, so freaking beautiful.

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      Kaley
      May 26, 2018 at 12:16 pm

      😊 thank you and I will keep posting my photography!

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        wellcolourmeyellow
        May 27, 2018 at 6:23 am

        no problemo and omygod yeessssss that”s great that’s so great!!!

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    jayadevka
    May 29, 2018 at 9:19 am

    hey great photography! i love how you focus on the vegan food to!

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      Kaley
      May 29, 2018 at 1:16 pm

      Thank you!

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        jayadevka
        May 30, 2018 at 2:32 am

        😀 do check out my blog sometime too. and if you do enjoy it, dont forget to follow 🙂

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    whiskers
    May 30, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    gorgeous!

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    Lynn Cannon
    May 31, 2018 at 1:13 am

    I’m on the hunt for a camera to take my food photos. Any tips or suggestions? I have a food/recipe blog as well, Sweet Sugar & Spice, come by anytime!

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      Kaley
      May 31, 2018 at 9:55 am

      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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    Random Repeat
    June 28, 2018 at 5:26 am

    Reblogged this on .

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    ktk80
    November 8, 2018 at 1:14 am

    looks so good!!

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      Kaley
      November 8, 2018 at 3:46 am

      Thank you!

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