Fun with Food Photography… or, How to Capture Your Culinary Creations on Camera

Smoke pellets from special effects supply houses, glycerin-filled spray bottles, shoe polish, and microwaved cotton balls — standard tools in any food photographer’s arsenal.

If you’ve tried to document a delicious dining experience, chances are you’ve come up short. It’s not your fault.

Food is camera shy.

From framing your shot, to deciding what to focus on, to making your food look its best (or better), Shutterbug’s food photography tips have got you covered.

Read up and next time you and your camera hit the kitchen, whether it’s cakes, crêpes, or crème brulle, we guarantee your culinary creations will be craving the spotlight.

Shutterbug: An Insider’s Look at Food Photography

See also: Tips from O’Reilly and food-styling tricks galore.