- Food Photographer

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Food Photographer


Food Photographer

$0/month - $5,000/month
• Intermediate Level


Dotdash Meredith is looking for freelance food photographers with a strong culinary background to remotely cook, style, and shoot recipes to support Spruce Eats, Simply Recipes, and Serious Eats.

Category Photographers 
Location Remote Location
Time Period 2 Months
Posted Date Mar 29, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

Recipe photography includes method/process as well as the finished recipe. We are looking for a wide variety of diverse cuisines to be photographed and are open to photographers who are experts in specialized cuisine. You will be working out of your own home/studio.

About Your Contributions:
  • Photograph/style finished recipe, as well as various stages of the cooking process for each recipe from start to finished product in accordance with style guide
  • Determine and use appropriate lighting, composition, background, and equipment (as well as any additional specifications) to ensure quality shooting in accordance with the style guide
  • Gather fresh, photogenic ingredients and cook using appropriate props, technique, and equipment as provided in the photo brief.
  • Follow direction from and collaborate with Photo Director to work efficiently and meet project deadlines
  • Edit and retouch photos
About You:
  • 3+ years of professional experience with food photography, food styling, and retouching
  • Extensive knowledge of lighting food, both naturally and artificially
  • Intermediate/advanced home cooking experience preferred
  • Access to, and proficiency with Photoshop, Lightroom
  • A portfolio of food photography that demonstrates the above knowledge
  • Ability to work well independently
  • Interest in photographing a wide variety of different foods preferred¬†
Payment for the test is a fixed price of $200. The rate of work thereafter is determined by the recipe complexity. Any freelancer fees incurred by the Upwork platform will be covered.

Job Type Contract 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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