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Food Photography

Creating Appetizing Images, 1st Edition

By Joe Glyda


256 pages | 175 Color Illus.

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In Food Photography, author Glyda brings his experience as a teacher and professional photographer to the page, instructing photographers how to light food, use unique camera angles, and work with styles and trends to create timeless and mouth-watering images.

Including setup diagrams, toolkits, and instruction for editorial imagery, recipe and cookbook images, as well as images for packaging, this book is an essential resource for taking photographs that creatively meet your client’s needs. Also included is invaluable advice on building your team and working with art directors and clients, making Food Photography a one-of-a-kind book that is essential for students of commercial photography, food bloggers, and professional photographers alike.


"This book is an excellent resource, particularly for those interested in pursuing a career as a commercial food photographer in the advertising industry. The author has a wealth of knowledge and experience which present as a smorgasbord of tips, tricks and techniques to help you to make the most of your images. He also shares detailed insights into food photography teams, individual roles and how a commercial shoot takes shape."

—Fran Flynn, Food Photographer, Designer, Author & Educator

"The perfect food photography instructional book from a professional in the field. The exceptional visuals of food and tools used within the profession will improve the quality of food imagery for photographers and bloggers instantly."

—Amy Brooks Horn, Senior Lecturer of Photography, Northern Arizona University

Table of Contents


  1. Introduction to Food Photography
  2. Getting Started
  3. The Players
  4. Lighting
  5. The Setup
  6. Tools of the Trade
  7. Post Production
  8. In Conclusion


About the Author

Joe Glyda has been photographing food for over 40 years. He introduced digital photography to Kraft Foods in 1993 and has photographed images for a wide variety of foods for a broad range of markets. Since 1990, Joe has been teaching the art of commercial photography at various venues and institutions, including Professional Photographers of America conventions, Photoshop World, Kelby Training, the Texas School of Professional Photography, and Imaging Explorations in Canada.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHOTOGRAPHY / Techniques / General