10 food photographers you should follow while in lockdown

10 food photographers you should follow while in lockdown
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With an unknown amount of empty days stretching before many of us, we wouldn't surprised if you were tempted to venture into the kitchen and try your hand at some new recipes (if you can find the ingredients!). However, why not combine your culinary passions with your photography hobby and try capturing beautiful shots of your scrumptious creations. To help you kickstart your new home project, we've rounded up ten of the best food photographers to give you plenty of inspiration, and food photography tips.

Even if you're more interested in the finished product than the cooking process, these food photographers continuously serve up delectable visual treats that you can feast on all day. 

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Take a gander at some of our favorite food photographers and get inspired by their creations. Whether you want to create something bright and colorful, or romantic and moody, there's a veritable well of inspiration out there.

10. Sarah Brunella (@sarah_fel)

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Sarah's beautiful feed revolves around just a few simple colors: white, grey, black and the alluring rich golden-brown of freshly baked goods. Not only will each of Sarah's posts leave you reaching for your baking cupboard, they're also a masterclass in how to create simple yet effective food photography.

09. Marie Saba (@mariesaba)

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Marie Saba obviously never listened to those who say you shouldn't play with your food – and we're glad she didn't! Marie's playful feed shows that you don't have to take yourself too seriously if you want to be a food photographer. Filled with puns galore, we think Marie Saba's Instagram is egg-cellent!

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08. Dennis Prescott (@dennistheprescott)

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If you're a fan of food flatlays, then you'll love Dennis' Instagram feed. As a cookbook author and the host of Netflix's Restaurants On The Edge, Dennis knows a thing or two about cooking – and the visual feasts he serves up on the 'gram definitely show that!

07. Sarah Crawford (@bromabakery)

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Sarah's clean and minimalist feed is perfect for those who love the focus to be on the food, the whole food and nothing but the food. Free from distracting backgrounds, viewers can focus solely on the delectable dishes that she's presenting. It's definitely clear that Sarah knows exactly what she's doing as a food photographer.

06. David Loftus (@davidloftus)

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David Loftus is a well known travel, lifestyle and food photographer – and you can certainly see his experience on his feed. David also peppers some personal photos in amongst his professional food photography, which is a great opportunity to get to know the man behind the food photographer.

05. Christiann Koepke (@christiannkoepke)

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As a creative director, recipe curator and food photographer, Christiann Koepke is clearly spinning a lot of (beautifully styled) plates, but that doesn't stop her Instagram feed from looking incredible. Showcasing a wide range of recipes, Christiann will inspire you to pick up your camera and rifle through your food cupboards.

04. Joann Pai (@sliceofpai)

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Joann Pai is a travel and food photographer who's based in Paris, which means that her feed is filled with a delectable array of international cuisine. Her beautifully muted tones add a classic quality to her food photography, and we're in love with her exquisite compositions.

03. Sveta Violet (@a_violet_dream)

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If you're a fan of dark and moody lighting, then you'll love Sveta's account. We adore how Sveta has embraced shadows in her food photography, combining deep blacks with her perfectly lit subjects. We especially love her images that involve movement, which is a rare quality in food photography. 

02. Eva Kosmas Flores (@evakosmasflores)

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Eva Kosmas Flores is another food photographer that incorporates movement in her work – and it brings an impressive impact. Her beautifully styled photos are a masterclass in color and composition. If you're looking to take your food photography to the next level, then we'd recommend following Eva yesterday!

01. Valentina Solfrini (@valentinahortus)

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Valentina's images show that food photography doesn't just have to be about food – it can also be about emotion and romanticism as well. Valentina is a master at incorporating people into her food photos, and we love the classic imagery she uses in her shoots. Follow Valentina for brilliant escapism and pure visual delight.

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.