Food Photography Resources2019-01-11T10:56:11-08:00

Food Photography Resources

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  • Green Mango Smoothie:
    • Ingredients: 1 Banana, Almond Milk, Spinach, Mint, Frozen Mango (use your own judgement on portion sizes, I never measure mine)
    • Directions: Add milk, spinach, and mint to a blender and blend until smooth. Add banana and mango and blend until a good consistency. If the mixture is too thick, add more milk until it blends smoothly.
  • Khao Soi: Link to recipe on


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Articles on Food Photography & Styling

Fake Ice Cream for Food Photography

One of my favorite photography genres is food, and nearly all of the food I photograph is real. In fact, I usually photograph things I am planning on eating (and will often reheat the food [...]

Choosing a Lens for Food Photography

One of the most common questions I receive from new photographers is which lens to use when photographing food. When choosing gear there is never a correct choice; it all boils down to the type and size [...]

Hands On with the FUJIFILM X-T2

I am a very big fan of the FUJIFILM X Series cameras and lenses, and so when they announced the FUJIFILM X-T2 I pre-ordered almost immediately. I have been using two X-T1 cameras for a [...]

Food Photography: Back, Side, and Front Light

The direction of your light is incredibly important when photographing food. Certain angles of light will help shape the scene and can also be the difference between a successful image, and one that is just [...]

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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 photography business. 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.

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