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Behind the Lens: Diana Biruk’s Path from Waitress to Food Photographer

Diana Biruk is a food and still-life photographer with over 10 years of industry experience. The Belarus-native relocated to New York City more than a decade ago, after which she began to work as a waitress, even though she had a trained background in journalism. Diana’s time spent working in restaurants eventually merged with her love for storytelling: “I always found the stories of people who work in restaurants to be quite fascinating, and I...

Food Photography Jobs in Canada: A Guide

Are you a professional photographer living in Canada? If so, you might be looking for photography jobs in Canada. While there are many different types of photography jobs available for Canadian photographers, one of the best photography jobs in Canada is food photography. You may be wondering why we’re saying that food photography jobs are the best in Canada. Well, there are several reasons why it is one of the best jobs that you can get as a...

10 Tips for the Best Food Photography Backed By Science + Infographic

Food photography may seem to be more art than science - after all, it’s about producing a picture that looks good and elicits a specific reaction in the viewer: making them want to eat. However, maximizing that response requires a basic knowledge of the various factors that affect how the viewer sees the picture.  Some of those factors extend past the world of art and delve deeper into the way the viewer perceives the stimuli of the image....

Behind the Lens: Thibaud Tellier’s Self-Taught Photography Journey

Thibaud Tellier is a 32-year-old photographer who specializes in interior photography and real estate reporting (with a personal passion for documenting landscape images). Based in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Thibaud recently transitioned to a full-time pursuit of photography after 10 years working as a trained mechanical design engineer. Now, the self-taught photographer works with clients from across the Ile-de-France region to showcase real estate...

Top 12 Food Photography Lighting Tips for Better Photos

Lighting for food photography can be difficult, what works for real estate and architectural photography won’t always work when taking photographs of food. To help you find a job in food photography, we’ve gathered together some of the best food photography lighting tips to help you take pictures of food that make people hungry for more.  Equipment Needed For Food Photography Lighting If you want to take the type of photos that please your...

How to Start Your Own Food Photography Business

As a photographer, you might not have ever thought about the exciting world of food photography. But food photography is a rapidly growing market for photographers. Did you know that high-quality food photographs can help small restaurants become the next big trend? And with people increasingly turning to online ordering through companies like Uber Eats and GrubHub, photographs of food are in high demand.  If you’re looking to break into the...

The fun craft of creating a shot

I am primarily a videographer with over 13 years of experience. Photography interested me because there is only one frame to tell a story. I prefer staged photos because I get absolute control over every detail. My favorite part of photography is the fun craft that can be used to create a shot. All of my backgrounds, rigging, and staging tools were made in my garage. " OCUS posts tons of food photography jobs. These are a lot of fun because I get to...

"The final image is fully in my hands."

I have been a photographer since 2011. I specialize in food photography and am also an interior photographer and wedding videographer. I always feel excited behind the camera capturing the image and motion and when sitting in front of a computer and viewing my work. For me, a good photo is a combination of lighting, composition, props, and food styling. I feel there is no boundary between the photographer and the food. I can stare at it for as...

“You do not take a photograph, you make them”

I have been doing photography for 15 years. I specialize in taking portraits and real estate photos, my favorite quote about photography is :”you do not take a photograph, you make it.” My work often focuses on social and humanitarian issues. My photographic essay on Tibetan refugee children, On the Other Side of the Himalayas, has been exhibited widely in Asia. I recently earned my Master’s in Digital Photography from New York’s...

Every photoshoot is a new challenge.

I am a freelance photographer based in Los Angeles, California. I have been shooting assignments for creative agencies and private clients for over 20 years. I truly enjoy the creative process and the new challenges every photography project brings. "I try to rely on my own experiences and those of local photographers." Any tips for today? According to my experience, an effective packshot photo brings attention to a product. Just like a...