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It's Almost Thanksgiving Time: Feast Your Eyes On These Cakes & Pies

Thanksgiving is so close we can almost taste it, and this week to prepare we're featuring a group of Sony photographers who are creating delicious food imagery and footage to satisfy your sweet tooth. It's not always easy to get a successful image or video that captures the entire essence of a dessert – each shot requires a level of equipment and preparation to stage and style the perfect shot. These photographers have figured out how to do it with cameras like the Sony Alpha 7S III or Alpha 7R III and lenses like the Sony 90mm f/2.8 Macro G or Sony 85mm f/1.8. Take a look at their work below and give their accounts a follow. For your chance to be featured on AlphaUniverse.com, make sure you tag your Sony photography posts with #BeAlpha and follow @sonyalpha for your daily dose of creative inspiration.

See how these Sony photographers are creating delicious food photography to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Jessica Hirsch – @cheatdayeats

Jessica Hirsch is an Alpha Imaging Collective member and the creator and CEO of CheatDayEats, a lifestyle brand that focuses on travel, fitness and of course, food. If you are a fan of pizza, doughnuts, pasta and cake (who isn't?), this Instagram is for you. Hirsch never fails to deliver mouthwatering content that will fill you up with all of the comfort food your heart desires. She likes to use the Sony Alpha 7S III combined with the Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master, Sony 90mm f/2.8 Macro G or Sony 85mm f/1.8 for her dramatic food photos and videos. Learn more about the gear she chooses and why in her What's In My Bag article.

Lauren Short – @lauren.c.short

Lauren Short is a food photographer, educator and YouTuber. On her Instagram you will not only find beautiful food and beverage photography, you will also find educational videos where she shares how she composed and captured them. Her behind-the-scenes will give you all the info you need on properly styling and lighting your food to make mouthwatering images. She took this close-up pumpkin pie shot with her Sony Alpha 7R III and Sony 90mm f/2.8 Macro G lens.

Stacy Howell – @stacyhowellimagery

As a food stylist and commercial photographer, Stacy spends her time between Charleston, SC and New York, capturing honest and authentic images of food in its most natural state. She pays attention to the details and light, resulting in a beautiful image with a story to tell, much like the one posted below. She uses her Sony Alpha 9 II and a variety of lenses for her food photography, and you can learn more about her gear in her What's In My Bag article. For more authentic light and bright commercial food photography, give her account a follow. She captured this delicious cupcake image below with the Sony Alpha 9 and the Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master lens.

Dolphia Nandi – @dolphia.nandi

Dolphia is a designer and camera artist, as well as a previous winner of an Alpha Female+ grant. Her winning project was to create an ebook with recipes and photos of her mother’s traditional Indian sweets, and you'll find much of the same type of content on her colorful Instagram feed. Give her a follow to see how she artistically sets up the dishes to create a joyful aesthetic.

Jorge Méndez – @_cocinillastm5

Jorge Méndez is a Spanish food photographer and blogger offering recipes and photos to go along with them. His images are minimalistic, bold and bright, making his account a hard one to miss. If you are in need of fresh inspiration in the kitchen and behind the camera, Méndez has a few behind the scenes for making and editing his images if you swipe through to the end in his post below.

Purvi Shah – @iampurvishah

Purvi is a food, product and lifestyle photographer. Many of her images include an element of motion, with dashes of flour and splashes of drinks jumping off your screen. She captured these shots below with her typical combination for this type of photography, the Sony Alpha 7 III and Sony 90mm f/2.8 Macro G. Learn more about how she adds an element of motion in her Behind The Shot article and keep up with her account for more behind-the-scenes of her beautiful imagery. 

Pooh - @southernspicetales

Pooh is a photographer and food stylist based in Pondicherry, India. Her Instagram is full of beautiful food, drink and product photography that's inspired with rich and warm tones. You can almost smell the spices filling the air from the delicious plates of food and hear the ice clinking in the glass as it is being filled with a vibrant liquid, sure to be just as tasty as it looks. Give her account a follow for more. She created this image with the Sony Alpha 7 III and the Sony 90mm f/2.8 Macro G lens.


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