Food photography has been a popular form of still life for a long time, and it’s a well-loved artform by both amateur and professional photographers. There’s something really appealing about seeing a beautifully put together plate, and it’s inspired many people to get into photography.

Looking for a little inspiration yourself? These excellent examples of food photography will blow you away – and if you’re working on your own photography project, it might just give you a few ideas!

Olipop by Break Maiden

Olipop product photo

This fresh, minimalistic photography set was created as a brand and marketing overhaul, and they certainly did a wonderful job. Just looking at these pictures feels like sipping a cool drink.

Olipop ingredients

Raw Organic Healthy Mexican Vegetables and Herb by Brent Hofacker

Raw Organic Healthy Mexican Vegetables ingredients

This delicious shot makes you want to start cooking up your own meal. The ingredients are beautifully arranged and look just scrumptious.

Kawai Poké Bar by Jaime Sánchez

Kawai Poké Bar product photo

Another fantastic exercise in branding here, each image pops with color and looks so carefully put together.

Kawai Poké Bar top view

Healthy Breakfast Toasts by Vladislav Nosick

Healthy Breakfast Toasts plate photos

Bright colors, asymmetrical balance, and a carefully crafted scene are what make this photo fantastic.

The Art Of Fusion by So Interactive Digital Creative Agency

The Art Of Fusion ingredients blue background

What goes into sushi? This food deconstruction spectacularly shows off each individual ingredient in glorious high resolution.

The Art Of Fusion ingredients pink background

Sweet Fresh Peach Juice With Ice by Oxana Denezhkina

Sweet Fresh Peach Juice With Ice collage

This great use of selective focus highlights a tasty, crisp drink on a perfectly crafted background.

Four Seasons of Exploration by Greg Stroube

Four Seasons of Exploration potatoes

These few images simply cannot do this stunning photo set justice. This is exactly what professional food photography should look like.

Four Seasons of Exploration egg

Casual Dining Food by Greg Stroube

Casual Dining Food steak

This still life set explores that casual comfort food that many have good memories of. If you remember a great dining experience, at home or at a restaurant, this series will speak to you.

Casual Dining Food shrimp

Fresh Organic Vegetables by Yuliya Gontar

Fresh Organic Vegetables potatoes

Fresh and bright, these colorful vegetables look great contrasted against the dark background. This is another good example of asymmetrical balance.

Food Photography Vol. 2 by Fiala & Šebek

Food Photography Vol. 2 autumn

These dramatic, cinematic shots are perfect. They’re so realistic, it almost feels like you can reach through the screen and taste these delicious sweets.

Food Photography Vol. 2 cake

Deliciously Beautiful Photos

How did you like this sample of gorgeous food photography? Every single shot was amazing and professionally designed, down to the careful placement of each crumb.

If you’re looking for free stock photos of food to use in your own projects, remember to check out our Food collection. These artistic photographs will be perfect for whatever you’re planning.

Brenda Barron
Brenda Barron

Brenda Stokes Barron is a professional writer and blogger and The Digital Inkwell is her personal brand. You can often find her typing furiously at her local Starbucks. (Yes, she's that person).