Six years ago, when I started blogging, I wish there were as many resources for beginners as there are now. Even though sometimes it feels like the market is a bit flooded with lots of choices – some far better than others – I would have given a lot to have the help that is available now. Six years isn’t that long of a time, really, but so much has changed!
That’s why I have chosen my top three favorite resources for beginner level photography. These are courses that I would recommend to anyone hoping to jump into food blogging as a novice or add to their self-taught skills.
Food photography school is a great, simple to follow course in basics. If you follow directions, you’ll be taking better photos pretty much immediately.
Story on a Plate is just one of many courses offered by CreativeLive. I’m a huge fan of “learn at your own pace” videos and this website is overflowing with in-depth material written by people working in the field.
The Pinch of Yum food photography book is endlessly useful. I pull it out sometimes when I need a refresher and to get my eyes back on the prize. You can download it on your iPad and soak in all that Lindsay has to share about food photography. (It’s a lot)
These, and other courses will help a lot, but they’ll all also tell you one important thing: it takes practice! Check these out, get that camera out, and start snapping photos. You’ll get the photos you want faster than you think.
Do you guys have any resources that have helped you with your food photography?