Food and Travel Photography

Some people travel to see different places, others to get a taste of their destination! But combining food and travel together and capturing it all in a photo can make journeys truly more memorable, satisfying, and adventure-worthy. Treat the traveler, foodie, and photographer in you to these places that promise to take your journey up a notch:

Apart from the Instagram-able courtyards and majestic medinas, palaces, and sweeping desserts, the bazaars (famously called souqs), like the Djemaa el-Fna square of Marrakech, is truly something one cannot miss out while on a vacation in Morocco

Strolling through the alleyways is like walking through an interesting maze bursting with life (musicians, snake-charmers, gypsies, craftsmen, and artists) and color (babouche or leather slippers, potteries, carpets, lanterns, and other artifacts), all of which seem to mesmerize at every turn.  In this labyrinth of wonder, one will come across the colorfully aromatic spices and irresistibly delectable cuisines - both a treat for the taste buds and the eyes.

The globally-acclaimed charms of Europe's Paris like the iconic Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, and more have undoubtedly made their mark in the world of travel. Not only is Paris a romantic destination, with photograph-worthy destinations are in almost everyone's bucket list, but also because of its culinary scene found in grand banquets, bistros, and lovely markets.

With each course in a French meal, from entree to plat principal, fromage and/or dessert, offering a variety of options to choose from, nothing speaks fun and exciting on travels more than having the two of the most favored photography subjects put together - food and travel. From earthy escargot to the flaky croissants, frothy cafe au lait, and colorful macarons there's always something to taste and see through the lens along the streets of Paris.

Japan's destinations vary just as its food scene does. Rice being a staple food means that one of its popular sights are the vast rice fields, prevalent in the Niigata prefecture. A smorgasbord of rice dishes and other products come from the grain, including sake (rice wine), rice vinegar, mochi, sushi, onigiri (rice balls), okayu (Japanese rice porridge), and much more. While ramen originated from China, it was basically popularized in Japan and has eventually become one of the must-try delicacies. With countless of ramen restaurants across the country, it's no wonder that travelers from all parts of the world are eager to take a snapshot of this heavenly bowl. 

Turn a leisurely festival stroll into a gastronomic adventure through the food stands or specialized restaurants where you can enjoy different versions of local dishes like the popular yakitori. What makes this country an interesting place is its distinct geographic regions, each with its own attractions and culinary specialties.

Tips to consider when taking photos of food:
Lighting, to naturally showcase the texture and color of your subject
Background, to emphasize your subject
Plating, for an aesthetic arrangement.
Composition, to create a concept.
Editing, to enhance your photo further.

With your passion for photography, give justice to the flavors and sights of your destination through the lens, right?