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Earn a Full-Time Income at Home with a New Baby

When you decide to start a family, you know everything will change. Having kids is always life-changing. And as a future parent, there’s a burning desire to do the best we can for our children—no matter what it takes. For Elysia, that meant finding a new career that would allow her to earn a full-time […]

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why bloggers hire food photographers

7 Reasons Food Bloggers Hire Food Photographers

Why do food bloggers hire food photographers? Why don’t they just do their own photography? They can snap a few photos, and post them on their blog, right? How hard can it be? Yeah, it’s not even close to that simple. As a reader yourself, you know that great food photography is essential to the […]

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Editorial Food Photography vs. Blog Food Photography

A career in editorial food photography sounds like a dream come true. How could someone not want to see their photographs in print or their name in a magazine? It’s the dream. And yet, for Amy Treasure, the hype didn’t live up to reality. In fact, she left editorial food photography for blog food photography […]

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What Are the Best Camera Lenses for Food Photography?

Quick disclosure: This page contains affiliate links which means we may receive a commission when you use our link.  What Are the Best Camera Lenses for Food Photography? What makes a great camera? We dove deep into this in a recent blog, “What Kind of Camera Do I Need for Food Photography?” But what if you […]

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11 Reasons to Work from Home with Food Photography

—Where do you see yourself in the future? —What career do you want? —How much do you want to earn? —What does your work/life balance look like?  The answers to these questions and more are some of the most popular reasons to work from home with food photography by taking classes online with Pretty Focused. For some students, […]

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What Kind Of Camera Do I Need For Food Photography?

Quick disclosure: This page contains affiliate links which means we may receive a commission when you use our link.  Have you ever picked up a professional camera before? Or do you have limited experience with fancy cameras beyond putting them on “automatic” and taking pictures? Then this blog is for you! We are here to help […]

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From Portrait Photographer to Food Photographer: Success!

For Fabiana, a photography veteran with more than 15 years of experience in portrait work, it was a leap of faith and a big change. But it was worth it. She wanted to change her lifestyle to be more flexible while still doing what she loved: taking photos.

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How Cheryl Learned Food Photography to Sell Recipes

Discovering your dream career can feel overwhelming and impossible. Sometimes, you get close, but something is missing. So you go back to the recipe and try again. That was the case for Cheryl. She was a busy corporate professional, then a food blogger, and then a bakery owner. Nothing truly fit until she decided to […]

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Is Food Photography Profitable?

Is food photography profitable? That’s the first question almost everyone asks before they sign up for Pretty Focused. And it was an essential question for Erin, a high-powered executive for a Canadian Restaurant Group. She needed to know that her decision to launch a food blog and learn food photography was going to be worth […]

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This Single Mom Launched a Career in Food Photography

As a single mom desperately in need of a flexible work schedule (that still pays the bills), what are you supposed to do? That was the big question for Melanie—a single mom of three boys. She’d worked half a dozen jobs and even returned to school for a medical career, but nothing fit her needs. […]

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