October Photo Challenge Finalists: Food Photography | Popular Photography

October Photo Challenge Finalists: Food Photography

A collection of food photos that will make you both hungry and inspired

Reader gallery Food Photos

Reader gallery Food Photos

Food photography is one of the most popular things you can do with a camera at the moment. For October's photo challenge, we requested that you, our talented readers, turn your cameras toward your plates to create new pieces of art from culinary masterpieces.

The results are a lot more beautiful than most of the food photos that are likely making their way through your Instagram feed at this very moment.

If you want to improve your own food photography skills, check out a few of our informative articles:

Tips From a Pro: Shoot Better Food Photos With Any Camera

The Etiquette of Food Photography

Quick Tip: Find the Best Light for Food Photography

Behind the Scenes: The Photography of Modernist Cuisine

Cranberry Beans Undressing

Cranberry Beans Undressing

By Kate Adamick

Fresh cranberry beans, fully dressed, partially, dressed, and ready for the pot.

  • CAMERA: Canon 5D Mark iii
  • FOCAL LENGTH: 50mm
  • LENS: Canon 50mm 2.5 Macro
  • ISO: 200
  • APERTURE (F-STOP): 8.0
Skirt Steak Sandwich

Skirt Steak Sandwich

By James Strange

Skirt Steak Sandwich with avocado and Red Pepper sauce

  • CAMERA: Nikon D5000
  • FOCAL LENGTH: 50 mm
  • SHUTTER SPEED: 0.008 sec (1/125)
  • LENS: Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
  • ISO: 200
  • APERTURE (F-STOP): f/4.0
Watermelon Wrapping

Watermelon Wrapping

By Lorenzo Cassina

I had fun taking this shot and enjoyed this tasty watermelon later.

  • CAMERA: Nikon D80


By Alberto Audisio

I always liked the eggs shape and the vibrant yellow of the yolk, and the "oops" ,i believe ,happened to everyone at least once in a lifetime....

  • CAMERA: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • FOCAL LENGTH: 105mm
  • LENS: EF 24-105mm f4 IS
  • ISO: 100
  • APERTURE (F-STOP): f20