Getting Started with Food Photography

Today I am talking all about food photography! After kicking off a blogging series a few weeks ago with a post about how to start a food blog, we are now moving onto one of my favorite parts – the photography.

So as you might be able to guess, photography is a big part of my blog. Like, BIG. People eat with their eyes first, so the food should look great. And while I knew from the beginning that it would be a big part of things, it didn’t start off beautiful. In fact, when I began I wasn’t ready to invest in a nice camera so I actually used a little point and shoot. There is not a single thing about that camera that is fancy or handy for food photography, but it’s what I used for the first 1 1/2 years of blogging. Looking back, it’s hard to believe it was that long, but it was. Here’s a couple of my first posts using that camera – cheesecake and a layered cake. I mean whoa.

So first let’s talk about the equipment I use:

Tiramisu Cheesecake! Layers of ladyfingers, mascarpone filling and Kahlua whipped cream!

Tiramisu Cheesecake

This Tiramisu Cheesecake is almost completely no bake, super easy to make and tastes just like tiramisu! The combination of espresso, Kahlua and mascarpone...

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft and chewy, and so full of pumpkin flavor! They are my new favorite cookie for fall!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes are made with a pumpkin spice cupcake that’s full of chocolate chips and topped with a cream cheese frosting!...

Mini Cinnamon Roll Cheesecakes! So easy and delicious!

Mini Cinnamon Roll Cheesecakes

This post is sponsored by Challenge Dairy, but all opinions are my own. With swirls of cinnamon sugar mixed into lightly cinnamon mini cheesecakes,...