#NicheMommy12 Collective Bias Workshop #2 – Food Photography For Bloggers


Workshop by Stewart Cox – Product Manager – Collective Bias

What does it Take to create Good Photography?

Photography can be very intimidating, sepecially among peers or other photography hobbyist.

  • Anyone can learn to create beutiful images!
  • Desire to learn and a willingness to invest in your time
  • Working with a goal in mind
  • Inspiration


Overview Video shared:


  • Keep food focused

Lighting Tips:

  • Sunlight: Direct sunlight – missing something vs Overcast – Shadows on overcast non-exiting
  • Photography tip: Outdoors taking pictures of your children/family/object keep everyone out of direct sunlight.
  • Window Lighting: Window shadow – Put plate by the window.  You’ll see better results by taking advantage of natural light that comes from the window.
  • Golden hours 5-7pm — Sexy lighting.
  • Bounce vs No Bounce:  Best light is natural light.  Not direct light.  Great example of site is Vegan Yum Yum http://veganyumyum.com/
  • Avoid on-camera light.

Styling & Composition

Try to be as consistent as possible using natural window light to have seemless set of images.  Feel free to look for inspiration in lighting.  Look at what professionals are doing for inspiration.  A lot of times — less is more.  Try to show the beauty of the food.  If the viewer isn’t enticed by the food you need to do something else.

  • Theme
  • Simplicity
  • Less is More
  • Classic
  • Inspiration
  • Empahasize beauty of food.
  • Shoot, Shoot, Shoot
  • Style, Style, Style

 Camera Tech


  • Exposure
  • Aperture
  • Shutter
  • ISO
  • Focal Length
  • +/-
  • On Camera Flash
  • Shutter Priority
  • Aperature Priority
  • Manual


www.pixir.com/editor <– Free Web Based software

  • Dodging
  • Burning
  • Sharpen
  • Level Adjustment


Eva Smith

Publisher at Tech Life Magazine
Eva is an award winning entrepreneur and Publisher of Tech Life Magazine. She has been recognized by Ford Motor Company as a Mujer Legendaria Inteligente (Smart Entrepreneur), USA Today Magazine as a Top Blogger to Watch and Latina Magazine as a Top 25 Latinas Who Shine in Technology. Her work has also been featured on Mashable, Mom.me, Babble, Baby Center, Latinamom.me, USA Today, Latina Magazine, Huffington Post, National Parks Services, Voxxi, NBC Latino, Rolling Stone Magazine & more.She is technologist, engineer, bilingual freelance writer, speaker and digital media consultant.


  1. Eva, I loved your photography post! I currently have a point and shoot camera, but my goal is to purchase a DSLR for much better photography on my blog. I always like to use my own pictures on my blog posts. Awesome tips!

  2. I missed this session, so I appreciate the recap! As a foodie, I am always taking pictures of my food and sharing it on social media. These are great tips!

  3. Thanks a lot for sharing this, Eva!
    Food photography is my biggest interest right now.

  4. I was hoping to attend this session as I need to learn to take better food pics if I ever plan to develop that part of my blog. Thanks for the recap, these are good tips to get me started!

  5. This was really helpful! Gracias 🙂


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