Shooting Food

“Find one aspect about the food that you want to showcase and eliminate distractions,” says Calahan. “Is the photo about the fuzz on the peach? Is it about the glisten on the cut surface?” She offers helpful tips on making food photos interesting and unique.

Becks and Posh, a blog devoted to the culinary arts, has an interesting post on the photographic arts. Sam Breach, the blogs author, interviewed Sharon Calahan, the woman responsible for lighting for Pixar's movie Ratatouille.

“Find one aspect about the food that you want to showcase and eliminate distractions,” says Calahan. “Is the photo about the fuzz on the peach? Is it about the glisten on the cut surface?” She offers helpful tips on making food photos interesting and unique.

You can also check out food photographer Michael Ray's Food Photography Blog. Click here to see our post about Ray.

—Marnie Soman
Editorial Intern