Food Photography: Lighting and Compositional Basics


Along with numerous examples of his gorgeous work, renowned food photographer Andrew Scrivani discusses the core components of good food photography and how to induce the emotions that food arouses. He talks of light play, props, using a darker palette to help colors pop, infusing process shots with artistry, and the importance of telling a story—and selling emotion—with your photographs. Scrivani also invites us to see his work environment and makes clear that with a very basic setup, good styling, and the freedom of handheld shooting, you can create mouth-watering images. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at