Are you one of the many folks posting photos of food?

Do you take photos of Food?

We here at dotPhoto work to keep up with what’s happening in different areas of photography. Recently, we began to hear more and more about folks taking many photos of food and getting them up on the Internet. As we dug deeper we learned that over the past few years there are literally millions of photos of food that have been posted on the web! People have found new ways of sharing a meal, including a huge numbers of photos in chain restaurants. It turns out that many of these photos are considered bland and could, if folks knew a little more about food photography, represent the food a bit better and look more tempting and mouth watering. If you’re like us you’re a bit surprised by these food photo facts and opinions. It appears that we all have lots we can learn about food photography.

Given our need to learn, we thought we’d seek out and then share an expert food photographer’s outlook on what’s happening in the food photography field. You might also be interested to know how she got interested in it, and how she takes her attractive photos. Our photographer is California-based food photographer Liza Gershman.

One of the things Lisa says is, “Culturally, there is a bit of a return to the idea that we are connected to food, that it’s important to know what’s in it and where it’s coming from.” Possibly this is a part of the reason why taking food photos has become popular. Here are a few of Lisa’s photos and you can see more of her photos and what she has to say about food photography by clicking the link at the end of this blog. Let’s get started…

Liza Gershman wants to know if your food photos are bland? If they are she explains how to add some sizzle.

Here’s a clear shot of some “raw materials”.


















And, if you like chicken, a tempting photo of a ready-to-serve dish


















See more of Lisa’s food photos and her ideas on how we can also take shots that will call us to the table here:

Walter Krieg

Author: dotphoto

Glenn Paul is President and Co-Founder of dotPhoto, which began life in 2000 as a photo printing service and now also distributes user-generated media in Flash, video and on cell phones.

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