Last Updated on July 7, 2022 by Shivani Goyal

Food photography is a common type of photography that involves capturing the most desirable photos of food for product packaging or menus. Food stylists arrange food—most often using prop food or other inedible materials—to recreate the look of irresistible meals (that won’t lose their shape under the hot lights). “Food photoshoots” involve a lot of styling and positioning to make food look visually appealing.