Food Photography
Bloggers' Best Food Photography Tips
Photo © Beth Kirby

F&W's digital contributors are some of the Web's best food photographers, so we asked them how they make their photos and videos so compelling. Tennessee-based Beth Kirby creates moody images, like the one of squash soup (left), for "I like to embrace mess and shadows," she says. "They give the food a story."

CAMERA "The Canon EOS 5D Mark II takes sharper images with more vibrant colors than most other cameras," says Chantelle Grady of

LENS "A good lens is more important than a fancy camera. I like a fast 50mm for food," says Beth Kirby of

FILTER"A warm filter like Instagram's Valencia is really flattering for food," says Phoebe Lapine of

MUSIC "Good music is a must for videos and Triple Scoop Music is a great place to license it," says Evi Abeler of

VIDEO "Build shots in sequences—a wide angle and close-up of the same image—so you can cut between them while editing," says Anne Faber of

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