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Thanksgiving Prep: Get A Side Of Imagery Inspiration From These Food Photographers

Thanksgiving is next week (we know, we can’t believe it either), and while 2020 has thrown us another curveball with regards to the usual large gatherings...we can still eat! Not only that, but we can share photos of our plates on Instagram, which is exactly what this group of leading food photographers are known to do. Check out their delicious food photography below and give them a follow for more scrumptious snapshots. Tag your own Sony photography posts with #BeAlpha for a chance to be featured on AlphaUniverse.com – and don’t forget to follow @sonyalpha for your daily dose of photo inspiration. 

Tag your Sony photos with #BeAlpha for the chance to be featured on AlphaUniverse.com, and follow @sonyalpha for your daily dose of creative inspiration.

Jessica Hirsch – @cheatdayeats

Fellow foodies, this account is a must-follow! Jessica is a member of the Sony Alpha Imaging Collective specializing in food photos and videos, and never have we seen an Instagram account work up our appetites like this one. She knows how to get up close with different dishes to make them look as enticing as possible. The good news is, she has shown us how we can do it too in her At-Home Food Photography Guide. Give it a read and start taking your own mouth-watering food photos and videos at home! 

Joni Schrantz – @joni.schrantz

Joni Schrantz is a professional food photographer whose spreads are like something out of a magazine...well maybe that’s because they usually are! Her impressive food and beverage photography often finds its way into publication, like this spread below she shot for @denverlifemagazine using her Sony α7R III. Her advice for others wanting to break into the industry?  “Create and show the work you want to shoot.”

Patrick Jaszewski – @pjaszewski

Patrick is a Sony photographer who is all about food! He’s done a lot of exploring when it comes to food and cooking techniques, and it’s fun to see the new dishes he creates and photographs. His excitement and appreciation for culinary adventures is contagious, so give him a follow for inspiration to start creating and photographing your own meals. He took this shot of an eggplant dish he made at home using his Sony α6500. 

Dolphia Nandi – @dolphia.nandi

Dolphia is a designer and camera artist, as well as the latest winner of an Alpha Female+ Grant. Her winning project will be to create an ebook with recipes and photos of her mother’s traditional Indian sweets. She will use the Sony α7 III to create the images, and below you can see how she artistically sets up the dishes to create an aesthetic that fully encompasses every photo. Follow her account to keep up with her project, she’ll be sharing plenty of BTS in her Instagram stories.

Rob Murphy – @robmurphyphotos

Rob specializes in food photography and styling, and you’ll find a wide variety of composed culinary artistry and food product shots as you scroll through his account. He has an eye for setting up a food scene in a way that makes you want to dig right in, like this delicious shot of pizza! Give him a follow for more images that make you go, “YUM!”


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