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Food Photography Portfolio Websites | Tips and Examples

Food photography is a challenging and fun hobby for anyone. Here, we share some of the best food photography portfolio examples from Format users along with tips and tricks on how to create one yourself.

October 4, 2021
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Hilaire Baumgartner

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About Hilaire Baumgartner

Hilaire Baumgartner is an editorial and commercial food photographer based in Fort Worth. What started as a vegan food blog in 2017, Baumassfoods (a play on words from her last name) is now Hilaire’s business where she focuses exclusively on food + product photography. She believes food should be fun and often transfers her playful personality into bold and colorful work.

https://baumassfoods.format.com
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Jena Carlin

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About Jena Carlin

Jena is a Midwest-based commercial food and lifestyle photographer, videographer, prop stylist, and art director. Over the past 13 years, Jena has been known for her elevated earthy, artistic photography style focused on appetite appeal and brand storytelling. She prides herself on building the community and knowledge of commercial food photography through her blog, summit & mentorship program. Selected clients inclue Ghirardelli, Martha Stewart, Kohl’s, Taste of Home, and Sam’s Club.

https://jenacarlin.format.com
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Roseanne Orim

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About Roseanne Orim

Dubai-based advertising & commercial food photographer and recipe developer.

https://roseanne-orim.format.com
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Plate of Joy

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About Plate of Joy

We are Plate of Joy – Kasia and Tomek. We are in love with good food, photography, food styling, our samoyed boy Boguś and each other. We are a perfect team – both in professional and private life.

https://plateofjoy.format.com
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Filipe Lucas Frazão

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About Filipe Lucas Frazão

Filipe Lucas Frazão is a photographer based in Portugal. He lives between Lisbon and Pico, an Island in the Azores Archipelago located in the North Atlantic. With a background in Fine Arts, he is constantly drawn to a minimal style with his work. Inspiration comes at the intersection of all his passions in life — food, ocean, surf, jazz. Filipe is available for client work and commissions.

https://filipelucasfrazao.format.com
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Suyen Torres

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About Suyen Torres

Suyen Torres has been working as a Food Photography since 2015. She was a consistent contributor for Sacramento Magazine for 4 1/2 years. Photographing food, taking portraits of the chefs and photographing the restaurants enviroments. She photographed her great grandmothers cookbook "Generaciones del Arte Culinario" in Dec 2019 which is available on Amazon. She has her studio in Bakersfield, Ca and is also available for travel.

https://suyen-torres.format.com
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Background ideas for food photography: Balance your shadows

Great shadowing is key to a well-balanced photograph. Shadows add depth and interest to a subject, sometimes helping to enhance its main focal point. Too much shadowing can ruin a photo’s overall composition.

When shooting food photography, find the right level of shadowing to flatter your subject. Try to avoid harsh shadowing and let the food in your photo engage the viewer.

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Anjola Awosika

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About Anjola Awosika

Anjola Awosika is a world-class food and drinks photographer based in Lagos, Nigeria. A consummate food lover, Anjola Awosika started his career as a food blogger, documenting his love for pastry under the pseudonym Pastry Boy. With an incredible eye for detail, Anjola’s hobby grew into something more profound as he married his love for food and photography to become one of the foremost food photographers in Nigeria.

https://anjolaawosika.format.com
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Magali Polverino

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About Magali Polverino

Magali Polverino is a food and still life photographer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Using her deep love for lighting and colors, Magali finds beauty in everyday objects and aims to share her love for food by highlighting the many textures of eatery.

https://magalipolverino.format.com
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Léa & Alex

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About Léa & Alex

Léa & Alex are a 22-year-old couple based in Québec City. They have a classical approach for styling, so the focus is purely on our work. They have worked with PS/LR and recently, with Helicon Focus.

https://luto.format.com
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Joel Goldberg

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About Joel Goldberg

Born and raised in NYC, Joel Goldberg has shot food professionally for the last 8 years. Shooting for food-based brands, publications in the food industry, restaurant menus, and any advertising and marketing material she also always set time aside to shoot for fun since at the end of the day this is what she enjoys doing the most!

https://thefoodreveal.format.com
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Sanda Vuckovic

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About Sanda Vuckovic

Sanda is freelance photographer and stylist based in Lisbon, Portugal. Her work turns around food and lifestyle using natural light as a best prop. Her clientele includes multinational companies and publications.

https://sandavuckovic.format.com
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Shelby Moore

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About Shelby Moore

Shelby Moore is a food and beverage photographer and multimedia journalist. Most of her work happens in a hospitality industry context. Shelby is based in Los Angeles and often travels back to Phoenix, where she grew up and worked on shoots for close to a decade.

https://shelby-moore.format.com
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Background idea for food photos: Keep it neutral

When shooting the ideal food photo, keep the background as clear as possible. You’ll want the food to be the focal point of the photo.

A neutral background is the best way to ensure that the photo’s main subject is emphasized. While this doesn’t mean the background should be plain, it should complement the food and allow its colors to pop.

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Sarah

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About Sarah

Sarah Pflug is a commercial and editorial food photographer based in Toronto, Canada. An avid learner, Sarah embraces challenges and loves to immerse herself in the stories her client’s wish to tell. Be it for local, national, or global brands, Sarah is ecstatic about creating one-of-a-kind imagery that best fits their needs. Sarah is passionate about food - and cooks one hell of a goulash - and lives vicariously through her photography, the FoodNetwork, and her shelves of cookbooks.

https://sarah-vitc.format.com
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SH

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About SH

Sarah is a New York-based creator living in Brooklyn. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a degree in Fashion Design. Shortly after, Sarah transitioned to the field of Food Photography. When not shooting, she is developing recipes, reviewing coffee shops, or boxing.

https://sarahzhassan.format.com
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Scott Suchman

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About Scott Suchman

Photographer, New Jersey native, and famed omnivore, Scott Suchman has lived and worked in Washington, DC for over 25 years. He is a 1991 graduate of The University of Maryland at College Park and specializes in food and travel photography. Scott has worked on assignment for The Washington Post, Washingtonian, Baltimore Magazine, among many other national publications and photographed cookbooks for National Geographic, The Smithsonian, and Ten-Speed Press.

https://scott-suchman.format.com
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Alessandra Gutierrez

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About Alessandra Gutierrez

Alessandra Gutierrez is a photographer and graphic designer based in Miami, FL. Creating delicious food photography, she believes photos have the power to “convey flavor and ignite a deep connection between a viewer and a specific dish”.

https://alessandra-gutierrez-kwmj.format.com
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Michelle Boulé

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About Michelle Boulé

Michelle Boulé is a Boston based food and product photographer. She is a graduate of the Cinema and Photography program at Ithaca College. Michelle has worked in the product and food space for the past 10 years in New York, San Francisco and Boston.

https://michelleboulephoto.format.com
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Larisa Niedle

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About Larisa Niedle

Larisa Niedle creates drool-worthy food and drink images. She grew up in New York City and currently bases her work around her hometown, as well as the New Jersey area. Growing up in NYC exposed Larisa to various different foods from all over the world. She claims that her love for food became even stronger when she pursued her PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, where creating beautiful and delicious dishes became her escape from the pressures of grad school.

https://larisaniedle.format.com
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Easy food photography idea: keep your shoots simple

Sometimes simple is best. If your food subject is brightly colored or uniquely textured, try using a simple composition to ensure the subject truly stands out.

Placing your food subject in the center of your photo will create a strong visual impact. To ensure the subject is the focal point, keep your background simple and leave any distracting decorations out.

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Gilbert Yap

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About Gilbert Yap

Gilbert Yap is a part-time Boston and Cambridge-based food and restaurant photographer who focuses on highlighting the delectable food of small or upcoming businesses, especially those run by underrepresented minorities. His favorite style of food photography lighting is the hard-light style that evokes a sunset meal at your favorite restaurant's window seat - inspired by the photography work of The New Yorker and Bon Appetit.

https://gilbert-yap.format.com
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Hidekazu Makiyama

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About Hidekazu Makiyama

Based in Toyama City, Japan, Hidekazu Makiyama is a home appliance engineer by day and a freelance food content creator the rest of the time. Having photographed food for 30 years, he likes dishes that showcase the goodness of seasons and ingredients. His projects include photography for food recipes, sales promotion media and key visual photography for websites.

https://mackinpo.format.com
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Amelia Johnson

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About Amelia Johnson

Amelia Johnson is an international food photographer who has photographed for clients all over the world. She still can’t quite believe that people pay her to hang out on set, get her hands dirty and get creative with them.

https://ameliajohnson.format.com
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John Cizmas

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About John Cizmas

John Cizmas is a photographer based in Los Angeles. John specializes in location food and drinks photography. With over 15 years of experience, he has collaborated with different creatives, chefs, makers, mixologists, and artists.

https://cizmas.format.com
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John Troxell

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About John Troxell

John Troxell is a food and lifestyle photographer based in Los Angeles. He also travels between Chicago, NYC and everywhere in-between. John’s approach to photography is truly his own. He fell in love with photography at a very young age, initially starting his career as a cameraman in Hollywood. From here, he worked behind the lens of car commercials, music videos and subsequently food commercials, sparking a career in food photography.

https://john-troxell.format.com
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Aubrie LeGault

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About Aubrie LeGault

Aubrie LeGault is a freelance food and drink photographer based out of Portland, OR. Aubrie loves highlighting Portland’s food and drink scene, helping to showcase all of the wonderful food and beverage items the city (and the Northwest) has to offer.

https://aubrielegaultphotography.format.com
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Food shoot ideas: Expose for the highlights

When it comes to food photography, dishes and backgrounds can sometimes look over-exposed. To avoid photos that look too bright and have no visible detail, consider increasing the exposure for just the highlights of your subject. 

This means adjusting the exposure levels so that details are only seen in the brightest areas, helping them stand out. Enhance any shadowing in the editing stage for a perfect shot!

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Andrew Welch

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About Andrew Welch

Andrew Welch started his career “as most people do” — dabbling with a cheap digital camera he bought from a friend in college. Since then, he worked in several career fields and “never felt right about any of them”. Photography opened a door for Andrew to create something and feel proud of his work, all while also providing for his family of four. Today, he gets to work with clients near and far — helping them realize those visual dreams they didn’t think possible in small-town Jackson.

https://andrew-welch.format.com
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Dimitrios Brouzioutis

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About Dimitrios Brouzioutis

Dimitrios Brouzioutis is a mixologist and photographer based in London, UK. He is a classically trained bartender and graduate of the prestigious Leica Creative Photography school. After a decade spent working in the hospitality industry, he believes his experience has given him the ability to understand the art of food and drinks. He helps his clients develop their brand through a creative visual narrative.

https://dimitrios-brouzioutis.format.com
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Talia Dinwiddie

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About Talia Dinwiddie

Named for her grandmother's street, where her love of color and craft began, Talia Manrique Dinwiddie is the photographer behind Maryvine Street. Based in Los Angeles, and educated at California State University of Long Beach, she has been learning and working in the field since 2008. Currently shooting for Café Gratitude and Gracias Madre.

https://talia-manrique-lyhk.format.com
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Scott Fine

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About Scott Fine

Scott Fine has been a photographer for over thirty years. His devotion and eye for detail enables him to capture a creative edge to his work. Studied at RIT in the ‘70s he has seen the evolution of the photographic process. Now deeply entrenched in the digital world he is creating imagery that explores the world around him.

https://scottfine.format.com
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Katie Chase

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About Katie Chase

Katie Chase is a professional food photographer located in New England. Her love of lobsters, bright, rustic, and family dinner vibes come together for an endearing portfolio of commercial work. Katie is available for hire in home and on location for food photography, recipe development, and restaurant photography.

https://katie-chase.format.com
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Lenka

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About Lenka

Lenka had thought about opening a restaurant after receiving several marriage proposals from people tasting her culinary creations. Food is always on her mind and in her heart. If you know her, you've likely tried something she's made. That's how she shows her love and care. She knew she needed hands-on creativity in her life, not exploiting herself for others in a restaurant cooking the same stuff. Food photography lets Lenka live her passion for healthy food and sharing stories around a table.

https://lenkaslens.format.com
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