Discover how you can create your dream food blog without keeping a professional photographer on staff.
You don’t need to set up a test kitchen or rent a photography studio to get professional, mouth-watering food photos.
You can use stock photography to add drool-inducing images to your site that will entice your readers to come back for more. Eliminate the financial burden of renting studio space and focus on what matters most: the food! Get creative in the kitchen, curate your recipe list, include your top chef techniques, share your nutritional knowledge and foodie finds and leave the photo stress behind.
Stock photo libraries have endless food photo options, so you will be spoiled for choice. Also, don’t underestimate Instagram! iPhone cameras produce high-quality images. With Instagram filters, it’s easy to take artistic, professional-looking photos yourself. Mixing stock photography with Instagram images allows you to generate a personal, dynamic and polished look on your blog.
When choosing photos for your blog, here are a few tips to keep in mind:
Check out the 10 most talented American food bloggers, and Saveur’s 2019 food blog award winners for stunning photo inspiration and guidance. Here’s some great examples of food blogs to get you started:
Saveur’s 2020 Blog of the Decade Winner.
SK is a classic in the food blogging world – written from a ‘tiny NYC kitchen’, this WordPress-powered site has a dedicated following (and a few cookbooks!)
A reader’s choice winner for Saveur’s 2019 Best Blog Photography.
This blog is good, but the Instagram is even better – it won the editor’s choice best food Instagram in 2019
Saveur’s 2019 Best Food Instagram: Finalist
If you’re looking for stock photos of food, check out our collection on Envato Elements. Here’s a few favorites to scroll through (are you hungry yet?)