Author: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

Food photographer, art director, designer, author and blogger Matt Armendariz is a man obsessed with food, drink, and everything in between. With a varied career in the world of food spanning over the past twenty years, Matt is driven by food and the shared experiences that bring people together. His award-winning food blog,, is consistently recognized as one of the top food blogs for its photography and writing and has been featured in a variety of publications since its inception in 2005. Known for bright, colorful and accessible imagery, his photography as been featured by Martha Stewart, Target, California Avocados, Sharffen Berger Chocolate, Coca Cola and Chiquita Banana, including a variety of various cookbooks publishers like Wiley, Hyperion, and Ten Speed Press. His first cookbook, dedicated to all things stick food, is aptly titled On A Stick! and was released by Quirk in 2011. His second book, Food Photography For Bloggers, was released in October of 2012 by Focal Press and features helpful tips, tricks and examples for creating a perfect food photo with ease by using the best practices he’s learned over the years. When he's not in his studio or at home cooking in sunny Long Beach, California, you just might find him teaching food photography workshops all around the world with his partner Adam Pearson, a food stylist.


Posts by Matt Armendariz:


Equipment: Using What Ya Got!


In a perfect world we’d be able to head to that camera shop, hop on a website, and fill our basket with the latest and greatest camera gear. Then six months later, we could do it again when the next big piece of impressive camera gear came to market. I don’t know about you, but…

Dinner at Home

Help! I’m Photographing My Dinner!


So far we’ve talked about how to control variables in a studio or home and how to shoot in a restaurant, but what about those of us who need to get a photo of our food and then have dinner on the table immediately? What if you don’t have those extra 30 minutes to play…

Top Ten Tips

Top Ten Tips For Food Photography


I could have easily made a Top 20 list, heck, even 30, as I find there are so many tips that help us successfully shoot food. But then I realized the beauty of food photography: everyone eats, everyone has a voice, and technology abounds. Better to let others find those moments of discovery that make…

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