Food Photography Tips with Nicolesy


Nicole S. Young a.k.a. “Nicolesy” (Nicole S Young) is a photographer and educator living in Portland, Oregon. She writes, travels around the world with her camera & shares her knowledge about photography through her books, training, and online articles.

I found her book on food photography to be a great tome on the subject.  It sells for less than $25 and really has all of the information and examples you need to get started in food photography for food blogging or magazine shoots.

She also has a few YouTube videos that talk about lighting set ups, gear and more. Nicole also sells Lightroom Presents and other tools that might be useful in getting the look she achieves in her work.

Do you need help making your food look as delicious as it tastes? Are you a “foodie” hungry for more tantalizing photos of your culinary creations? Do you have a food blog that you’d like to take to the next level, with better images and a stronger business strategy? Then this book is for you!

In Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Second Edition, photographer Nicole Young returns to dish up the basics on everything you need to know to make great food images, from getting the right camera equipment to mastering the key photographic principles of aperture, ISO, and shutter speed. She offers tips on styling food using props, fabrics, and tabletops; and she explains how to improve your photos through editing after the shoot.

This new edition features many brand-new images and examples, accompanied by up-to-date discussions on achieving good lighting and composition. In addition Nicole covers developments in the industry that have emerged since the publication of the first edition, such as the entry of mirrorless cameras on the scene, and more. She also provides a brand new post-processing section focusing on Photoshop Lightroom, showing how to improve your photos through sharpening, color enhancement, and other editing techniques.

Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book offers the practical advice and expert shooting tips you need to get the food images you want every time you pick up your camera.