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Everything You Need to Take

Mouth Watering Photos

Ready to learn how to capture crave-worthy food photos from soup to nuts? Great! That’s exactly what we’re all about.

Whether you’re creating from a kitchen table or a commercial studio, there’s always a next step in the food photography journey. We’re sharing our best resources for whatever you’ve set out to accomplish.





Learn with Joanie!

Commercial Food Photographer & Educator

I was bitten by the food photography bug when I had my first digital camera in hand and a bowl of strawberries in front of me. I felt an urge to capture them, and when I looked at the shot and saw the crisp details of the seeds complemented by the red, it was love at first photo. I instantly wanted to get better at taking photos and my mind was flooded with questions like:

  • What’s the next step for a beginner like me?
  • Where do I turn for easy to understand information?
  • How can I make photos that you could practically taste, touch, and smell?
  • How do I actually make money from these images?

It took a lot of trial and error to get where I am now.

I’m sharing all I’ve learned so you can gain confidence,
clients, and income with the images you take.

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Learning how to take photos that are as delicious as the food itself is only half the fun in our book! We believe building our skills and applying our knowledge is always better, and more fruitful, with like-minded friends!

The Bite Shot Community is a safe, inclusive, and educational space made for food photographers just like you. Use this peer group to ask all the questions, get inspired, and connect as you build your skills businesses and chase your goals alongside each other. Plus, it’s free (and drama-free, too!)

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Welcome to The Bite Shot

I’m Joanie!

Welcome to The Bite Shot

I’m Joanie!

Your friendly guide to getting confident and creative behind the camera.

The Bite Shot is where I turn confusing photography concepts into easy-to-understand lessons that click.

If food is your love language, and you’ve got a camera for a hand, you’re in the right place. Whether brand new to food photography or a seasoned pro, there’s always room to grow! You just need a desire to learn and a device that takes photos (phones included!).

The Bite Shot has grown too! I’ve brought together a team of specialists, all geared towards helping you with your dreamiest food photography endeavors.

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Free Resources

Bite sized information for your first step towards mastering food photography


New here or missed a past workshop? You can now unlock access to all of our past live workshops that go in-depth on different aspects of building your very own sustainable food photography business.

The Blog

We’ve compiled our best articles covering all the topics you’ll need for the foundation of your skills, including styling & composition, creative growth, editing, tips for running a business, and more!

My Gear Guide

A thorough breakdown of all the gear I use for food photography. I’ll share where to splurge and where to save, and what will work best for your food photography goals.

Take your knowledge a step further with

The Bite Shot Online

Take your knowledge a step further with

The Bite Shot Online Courses

Our food photography courses get straight to the point so you can spring into action.

With crystal clear information and direct support from The Bite Shot team, you’ll see— we take learning seriously! Plus, we’ve sprinkled all our courses with goodies like templates, activities, and special events. Our goal is simple- to help you meet yours!

And we are cooking up even more! No matter what part of the food photography journey you’re on, we’ve got you covered.

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Did you know we serve up a free weekly newsletter with new tips and resources to help you improve your food photography?

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A Free Artificial Light Mini Course

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