Without images, colors or various geometric shapes which to support the parlance, your message will remain a simple story forgotten.

Food has been a photographic ‘subject’ since the early 1800s, but the genre’s methods, the equipment and the style have significantly changed since then. 

French Inventor Joseph Nicéphore Niépce snapped the first food photography in 1832 of a table with a bowl, a few utensils, a goblet, and a heel of bread.

Inventor Joseph Nicéphore Niépce

The concept of “food photography” is attributed to British Feminist Critic, Rosalind Coward which was mentioned in her book in 1984, Female Desire. The term was used in the 1980s and 1990s in other academic papers and some culinary news articles, but it has been in generally accepted in 2005 when a Flickr photo group was created with that name.

Culinary Photography is a still life photography, genre used to create attractive still life photographs of food. It is a specialization of commercial photography, the products of which are used in advertisements, magazines, packaging, menus or cookbooks. Professional culinary photography is a collaborative effort, usually involving a photographer, a food stylist, and a prop stylist .Is a photo which should give a clear message and easy-to-understand.

The culinary photography may not be as popular as landscape photography or portraiture, but it’s a genre which holds many advantages over others.  One of these advantages is and because, the only means of communication with direct impact, between the customer (consumer) and your business is the photography.


Most of the photos can show cooks cooking, waiters delivering, people eating, etc. These are not the culinary photos. Are just simple images. The Culinary Photography is a photography of detail and depth.

Culinary Photography is a synergy of several arts from gastronomy: Art of Plating; Food Styling; Culinary Prop Stylist. All these arts transform an image in a photography.

A culinary photography in the case in which it is done correctly, should open certain reactions from the customers as a result of stimulation of the psychic. These reactions can be sensations of hunger; sensations of thirst; appetite; desire to buy or desire to taste.

Culinary photography is not simply documenting mouthwatering images of food. It is a way to tell a story about seasons, tastes and aesthetics.