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Food Photography That Will Inspire You To Seek Something Delicious

Food photography has come a long way in the past few years. No longer do we only find beautiful images of a wonderfully crafted dinner or a puff pastry in cookbooks or food magazines, we see them on Instagram, blogs and cookbooks, that are about the photos just as much as the food itself. This week we dive into how these Sony photographers are creating stunning food photos using equipment such as the 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master or 90mm f/2.8 Macro G to get the fine details. Enter your own food photos in the #sonyfoodphotography Challenge...you could win a Sony ZV-1! From now until July 11, 2021, post your best food photography on Instagram, follow and tag @sonyalphafemale and use #sonyalphafemale and #sonyfoodphotography in your post for your chance to win. The winner will be notified via DM on Instagram and you can see the Official Contest Rules for details.

This week we dive into how a group of photographers are creating stunning food photos using everything from macro lenss to get the fine details to zooms to show the whole enchilada.

Jessica Hirsch - @yourroomservice + @cheatdayeats

Jessica Hirsch is an Alpha Imaging Collective member who has one Instagram feed that will leave you craving a big bowl of pasta smothered in whipped mozzarella (@cheatdayeats), or the other (@yourroomservice) that will inspire a getaway purely to enjoy and explore the local food from the comfort of your hotel bed. If you are ever in need of some good comfort food inspiration or recommendations, Jessica Hirsch is your girl.

Sanjana S - @themessytoast

Sanjana is a food photographer and stylist based in Mumbai. Sanjana's elegant and minimalist approach to create her images deep with rich tones will keep you scrolling through her feed excited to see what is next. You will find yourself craving a curry, fresh fruit and most definitely a macaroon or two. This beautiful image was taken with a Sony Alpha 6000 with 50mm f/1.8.

Kristen Mendiola - @Kristen.Mendiola

As a Chicago-based food, travel and lifestyle photographer, you will find weekly pizza, ramen and taco posts from Mendiola's favorite local places to eat. If you are in Chicago or planning and trip there and need some recommendations for a delicious dinner date, Kristen Mendiola is the person to follow. This delicious taco image was made using a Sony Alpha 7R III and Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master lens.

Nia - @butfirstsalt

Nia is based in the Netherlands and produces truly engaging food photography. You will often see dynamic beverage shots with a dramatic splash as the liquid is about to spill out onto the table to floating items of food carefully crafted in a graceful yet playful way. This approach gets you excited about the photo and just as much as the food itself. 
This wonderful photo was taken with a Sony Alpha 7 III with the Sony 90mm f/2.8 Macro lens.

Hilaire Baumgartner - @baumassfoods

Hilaire Baumgartner is a Texas-Based food photographer creating bold and vibrant images of food and beverages that are strikingly minimalistic. She makes a glass of iced coffee look like a  delicious luxury item that you can not live without. 


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