best food photographer in dubai

Teena Agnel is an International award-winning commercial food photographer and stylist.

She has worked with one of the region’s biggest F & B brands and has catered to both local and International clients. Her clients also include royal families.

Her passion for food and art drives her to achieve excellence at every step of her professional journey.



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What is food photography?

Food photography is a branch of commercial photography (still life photography genre) that is used to craft beautiful still life photographs of food. Those food photographs are used in magazines, advertisements, hoardings, menus, cookbooks, packaging, etc.

How food photography is done?

Food photography can be done using high-end camera phones and DSLRs. Images of food are captured in such a way that it attracts attention and looks appetizing. Natural and Artificial lighting can be used while doing food photography.

Is photography important for restaurants?

Professional food photography helps in boosting brand presence. It helps in marketing and can increase sales. It attracts potential customers. It also helps customers to understand what they are ordering. Online menus with beautiful images tends to bring in more orders.

How much does food photography cost?

The cost of food photography varies based on the photographers experience, the equipment they make use of, and a lot of such factors. Some food photographers charge on a project basis, some on per day basis and many others on an hourly basis. So, get on a call to discuss the details.

What does a food photographer do?

The primary work of food photographers is to capture mesmerizing images of food to make it appealing. These still photographs can be used for websites, flyers, hoardings, magazines, emails, restaurant promotional materials, and cookbooks.

How much does a food photographer charge?

There are a lot of factors that decide the fee of food photographers like their experience, their brand value, time investment, location (or in-house), who is styling food, where photos will be used (cookbooks, menu, website, etc) and several other variables.

Who is a food stylist?

A professional who prepares food for photography or videography is known as a food stylist.

A Food stylist understands that prepping and cooking food for the camera is different from that of traditional cooking.

Understanding the tips and techniques that require to make food look good is very important. e.g: Making meat look juicy, keeping an icecream intact or crafting that perfect looking burger.

Who do food stylists work for?

Food stylists are creative professionals who work closely and mostly with chefs and photographers. They usually prepare food and style them using different techniques.

There are food photographers who works as stylist too and understands styling and composition.

How much does a food stylist cost?

The fee is unpredictable as there are several variables associated with the task. The charges of food stylist may vary with pre/post production time, the fee of assistant (if any), shooting fee, etc. Usually, the fee charged will be for the “day rate”.

Where does food stylist work?

Food stylists start their careers as traditional cooks or chefs since they understand food better. Later, they either acquire photography skills and become food photographers or they work closely with food photographers to help them with food styling.

When is food styling used?

Food styling is used either in restaurants while serving the dishes or is required when you want food photography for your business promotion. It’s used to make food look good for the camera.

Why is lighting important in food photography?

Light plays a crucial role in defining the beauty of photograph. When it comes to food photography it brings out the texture and details of food. For Food photography usually backlighting or sidelighting work best. Understanding light is the key to a beautiful image.