Food photographers capture images of food in enticing and creative ways. Their work is used by restaurants and food businesses for menus and websites, and can also be seen in magazines, cookbooks, and advertisements. They are creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs that know how to focus on what visuals a brand needs to better market themselves.
They know how to set up their own equipment, carry their own gear, and control the lighting so that the picture comes out just right. They can juggle multiple projects and tasks and solve problems on the fly.
These photographers are generally freelancers who work with food stylists to arrange food in the most appetizing way. They often start out as bloggers or in product photography. Jobs for this role are common but somewhat competitive, and are expected to decline -6% by 2028.