We had so many nice entries for the food photography contest, I just had to share our favorites with you. As you scroll down you can see several of the entries.
I decided to do a food photography contest to celebrate National Food Photography Day, the holiday I made up a few months ago. Yes, you can do that. You can just declare any day, any holiday you like. So I thought how fun would it be to celebrate my new holiday by running a food photography contest.
There were two categories – Food Bloggers, who must have a food blog online, and Pro Food Photographers, folks who make a living shooting food.
There were two ways to win. 1st place was the Judge’s Pick and 2nd place was the Viewer’s Choice award, picked by all the folks who voted for the contest on Facebook. For more details on this and the awards, see my page, National Food Photography Day and Contest
How many recipes do you have that involve grilling food? It’s summer time, so chances are you’ve got several. I’m going to show you how easy it is to get the grilled look without busting out the grill for your photo shoots. Then I’ll show you a super quick and easy trick for making beautifully curved bacon.
The “grilled” peach salad was made by food stylist Marcella Cappasso. Marcella styles for editorial work and for advertising work. You can see in the salad there are several peach pieces with grill marks on them.
There are two ways to get grill marks on your food without a grill. The first way is by using a grilling pan on your stove top.
You can get very nice consistent grill marks on your food with a grill pan. Of course this depends on your food and how dense it is. Marcella put a little oil on the peaches so they didn’t stick to the grill. Remember we are creating a salad to photograph, not eat, and make it as quickly as we can. These tips are to save you time styling your food for your photography. This is a different way to think about your food photos.