Improving Composition for Food Photography – Part 2



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This is part 2 of a series on composition for food photography. In this video we walk through the concept of lines in an image and how we use them to direct the viewer to the subject, the food.

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Dark Food Photography – SHOOTING and EDITING



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Join me in the studio where I show you how I shoot and edit dark food photography. I use Adobe Lightroom for editing.

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Improving Composition for Food Photography – Part 1



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Composition in food photography is the method in which we arrange elements within a frame for an intended image. But, the way we arrange those elements can frustrate a food photographer. This series focuses on some of the key concepts to unlocking success in creating food photography compositions.

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3 Tips for Using Artificial Lights for Food Photography



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Join me in the studio for my three tips for manipulating artificial light so that it looks more natural and flattering for food photography.

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Beginners Guide to Artificial Light for Food Photography



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Join me for this general overview of the artificial light options available for food photography and which might be best for you, based on the kind of work you want to do.

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Editing Light and Airy Food Photography



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This video dives into how to edit your food photos to be light and airy whithout losing your subject in over-exposure. I’m using Lightroom Classic CC for editing.

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First Impressions – Cheap Food Photography Backdrops



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How to Create Soft Light for Food Photography



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Join me in the studio for a tutorial on how to use a diffuser to create soft light for food photography.

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Using a C-Stand for Overhead Food Photography



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Ever wanted to know how I mounted my camera overhead for my flat lay food photography? I go through how I use my C-stand in the studio and all the parts I use to mount my camera.

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Camera Settings for Shooting Food Videos



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Join me as I walk through my camera settings for creating my food videos and Youtube tutorials. Includes a discussion of frame rate and setting focus for videos.

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Getting Sharp Focus for Food Photography



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This educational tutorial for food photographers walks you through how to use manual focus and auto focus for super sharp images and great results in still photography.

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5 Flat Lay Lighting Tips for Food Photography



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Improve your flat lay photographs with these 5 lighting tips I use in my food photography studio.

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How I Film Videos for YouTube – Food Photography



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Go behind the camera with me to see how I shoot my videos for YouTube.
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5 Flat Lay Tips for Food Photography



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Improve your flat lay photographs with these 5 tips I use in my studio. Catch the PART II of this video all about flat lay lighting:

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