How to photograph food: 10 pro tips

Food photography isn’t just restricted to recipe books and packaging, it’s everywhere. If you walk down the average high street you’ll see it in the windows of restaurants and cafes and on huge billboards. Browse the stand of a newsagent and you’ll find plenty of examples in lifestyle magazines as well as the usual foodie mags. It’s big business, but it’s also something you can do very successfully in your own home if you follow a few key guidelines (check out our piece on Food art for some culinary creations).

01. Perfect ingredients

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Angela Nicholson has been head of testing for various photography magazines and now works as a freelance reviewer, writer and photographer. You can find her @AngeNicholson on Twitter.