Working As A LA Food Photographer

Working As A LA Food Photographer

It helps if you have a love of food if you want to work as a LA food photographer. The job is basically what it sounds like, photographing food, including cooked meals and ingredients, for magazines, newspapers, food companies and restaurants. Technical expertise is a must, including knowledge of different lighting conditions, and an artistic or creative flair is a must too. Most food photographers work on the setting up and arranging of the food or meal too, as well as the actual shooting session. A Bachelor’s degree is usually required to work in this field, although relevant experience and a strong portfolio of work can often suffice instead. It’s an area where there is always a need, and the job can be exciting, challenging and often all about deadlines. One appeal is that it’s relatively easy to work in this field on a freelance basis.