Dark & Moody Food Photography

Hello Friends,

Welcome to my first Blog Post!  Although it feels like summer outside,  I feel inspiration for making dark and moody shots of food.   Now, one would think it is easy, but for me, it was a little tricky.  All my career as a photographer, I have heard “use reflectors to add more light’, so this goes against the grain of my logic.  The key for making a dark and moody image is manipulating the light with black cards to soak up the light to create dynamism.   Then in post, working the highlights and shadows to emphasize “dark & moody” is essential for the story (yes, I feel every image has a story).

I really had a blast practicing “dark & moody”.  I can’t wait to do it again!

Here is my workflow screenshot and other dark and moody images to help you with your dark & moody food photography..  If you have “dark & moody” images to share,  feel free to leave a link to them in the comments.  I’d love to see your work!


Carrie Ann