8 Tips to Taking Perfect Food Photos

Butternut Squash Crostini with Ricotta, Cider Caramelized Onions and Fried Sage

Nothing makes you want to try a new recipe like mouth-watering food photography, right? Today's food bloggers seem to have perfected the art of taking gorgeous, leap-off-the-screen pictures that leave you salivating. Just look at this Butternut Squash Crostini With Ricotta, Cider Caramelized Onions, and Fried Sage. Yum. If you've ever wondered how these foodies do it, you're in luck! 

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Here, eight food bloggers share their secrets to capturing stunning shots without fancy cameras or a stable of expensive props. Best of all, these tips are geared toward all kinds of beginners, whether you want to shoot your own culinary creations or simply take a great photo of your lunch to share with your friends on Instagram. In fact, if good photography is the only thing standing between you and starting a food blog, no more excuses! 

#3 is a great suggestion and a fun excuse to taste-test your latest creation.

What's your secret for making your dishes look amazing in pictures?

 

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