Quick Tip: Using Diffusers with Food Photography [Video]

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Quick Tip: Using Diffusers with Food Photography [Video]

In this short video I share a tip on a benefit of using diffusers to soften the light with food photography.

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Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website, nicolesy.com.


  1. Bill Little December 14, 2014 at 9:30 am - Reply

    Nicole — nice tip for using a diffuser for desktop photography. I am one of thousands of people who raise tropical fish as a hobby and are interested in shooting images of fish in their tanks. While it is akin to various aspects of desktop photography there are some challenging aspects to shooting into the tank i.e. movement and lighting to name just a couple. Have you ever worked in that area? I know you live in Portland and there is a wonderful place called The Wet Spot with thousands of brightly colored fish just waiting to have their images captured. Again, thanks for sharing your Tips with us.

  2. Nicole S. Young December 14, 2014 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    Hi Bill, I don’t have any fish and so I don’t really do much of that type of photography. And I’ve been to the store you mentioned, but the irony is that they don’t allow photography. :) I did however find this tutorial online that you may find useful: http://fish-etc.com/knowledge/how-to-photograph-your-fish-and-tank-part-1

  3. 9jafoodie (@9jafoodie) April 15, 2015 at 7:59 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing Nicole

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