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Getting lighting right is the most crucial aspect of food photography because it can truly make or break a photo.

When food photography is done well it gives us enticing, mouth-watering shots that are perfect for hospitality marketing. But we’ve all seen the over-exposed snaps on social media that accentuate the wrong things and miss the divine details. Paying attention to lighting makes all the difference!

In this lesson, professional food photographer Matt Armendariz shares his lighting tips to help you get the best shot.

Learn hospitality skills for today’s world, including:

  • How to achieve the best lighting for food photography
  • Common mistakes to avoid making (flash, we’re looking at you)
  • Hard vs soft light and why it matters
  • Front-lighting, back-lighting and side-lighting best practices

Restaurant marketers, master food photography for your venue. This is also perfect for owners and managers of small venues who want to up their photography game.


Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz has been working in the food industry for over 20 years. His food photography has been featured in a range of publications, from cookbooks to The New York Times.

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