Food Photography: 6 enlightening posts

Holly & I both consider ourselves to be amateur photographers, but it has been months since I first said “I really should try and learn more about the science behind good food photography, rather than just teaching myself ever so slowly”. Over the weekend I was baking donuts and I finally sat down to research before taking my shots. Now, five hours later I had read more articles than I care to remember and had learned more theory about composition, lighting, aperture and depth of field than I thought possible. For our comic relief bake off on Wednesday, I am making macarons, donuts and cupcakes, so hopefully I will be able to use what I have learnt. I also bought some white boards to use as light reflectors.

Until then, here are the articles I found most useful – I hope they help!

A general overview

Food photography tips

1. Food Photography Tips for Food Bloggers by Kate

Aperture, Depth of Field & Lighting

Aperture, depth of field & settings

2. Aperture & Depth of Field by Aparna

aperture & depth of field tips

3. Aperture & Settings by Gill Dantas


photography composition

4. Composition by Taposh

5. Building an Image by Jenn Oliver


food photography angles

6. The 11 best angles for food photography by Sasha Gitin

Last night I tried out using aperture as suggested in Aparna’s article, and I have to say it was simply marvellous! I used some white polystyrene boards to reflect more light, and it was almost as if it wasn’t night time. Can’t wait to try it during the day!

Let me know what you think.


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  1. Good luck with the comic relief bake off on Wednesday and I look forward to seeing the pics!

    I love to style… but I’ll leave the pics to someone who knows what they’re talking about. Someone like you Trisha.


    • Trisha says:

      Thanks Gerard, we will most definitely put some pictures up for the bake sale! I’m not sure how good a photographer I am, but one day when I am better, we should collaborate… would love to see your styling! x

  2. Now I understand why Holly was wearing a red nose (Comic Relief). Of course, you’re from London…

    These are great but as you said an art in itself…. not really tried food styling/photography but could imagine myself having a go!

    • Trisha says:

      I am indeed – Croydon :) actually going home next weekend! Well, I’m going to try some serious food stuff this weekend – will let you know how it goes! happy weekend Tina! x


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