Are you a food photographer looking for some cool presets and photo filters to help edit those photos of your delicious home-cooked meals? You’re in luck because today we’re going to be reviewing the five most essential food photography preset packs to help you get the job done!
Whether you shoot food products for companies or your beautiful meals made at home, all of these presets will prove to enhance your images and make your food stand out.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at those preset packs so we can get editing already!
The first presets on this list of essentials for food photographers comes from the amazing food photographer and restaurant connoisseur, Jessica Marx of New York City. Jessica is a well-known food photographer shooting all types of foods such as recipes, plates, kitchen scenes, and more.
Using Jessica’s presets you will be able to bring out the flavor and texture in your food. Turn boring old meals into delicious, tender plates with one of these amazing food and beverage photo filters.
Be sure to play around with the white balance and color tones while editing as every plate can tend to be different. This will help you to perfect each image giving you a crisp, savory edit.
Next up we have some food and still life presets created by the food and travel blog team at blackwhitevivid.com.These filters are great for your photos in the kitchen or for still objects for creating perfect clarity.
These Lightroom presets are ideal for moody food and still-life photography. The toning and colors are usually quite warm which adds an extra touch of magic, though some presets also emphasize a beautiful pale and cool mood. The presets work best on slightly underexposed/cold light photos but the exposure and white balance can be adjusted manually after applying the presets.
You’re in for a treat with this next bundle! These incredible photo filters were created by talented food photographer Jakub Kapusnak, the founder of Foodiesfeed, a resource of awesome naturally-looking food photos that are completely free to download.
Jakub created these 10 presets for his own needs and has applied them to a majority of his own food photos. These presets were made to make the food really “pop”. As he explains in his article on the food photography, the human eye is very sensitive to details and that’s why his presets almost always increase Sharpness and Clarity quite heavily.
If you like Jakub’s style which can be seen on Foodiesfeed, you’re definitely going to love using his presets as well. You can also check out some free Photoshop Actions for food photos by Jakub here.
This one is for all of you food photographers out there that like that old school film vibe. Created by Sean Dalton from Dalton Stills these presets will help you add minimal, cafe inspired effects to your photography.
Along with this his filters help create vivid, deep tones, perfect for bringing out all of the details on your plate. Sean’s presets are ideal for cafes, restaurants, indoor photography, and more. Read more about Cafe Photography from Sean.
To learn how to use these wonderful cafe Lightroom presets, check out Sean’s tutorial here!
The last bundle on our list of essential food photography presets comes from the amazing Monica Aguinaga! Her Still life Lightroom Presets Collection features a handful of intimate edits that provide intricate detail and immense clarity.
These carefully crafted presets give your images depth, mood with just a hint of a painterly look.
Use for your still life photography such as flowers, food and inanimate matter like books, ephemera and more.
With all these presets you should be ready to get out there and shoot so you can put your new presets to good use! Whether you’re shooting your next Thanksgiving feast or just Sunday dinner, these presets are sure to enhance and liven your photos.
If you enjoyed this article, feel free to let us know in the comments so we can continue to help find the best Lightroom Presets for you! :)