Shutterstock Determines What Types of Food Images Sell the Most


What food image are you most likely to purchase if you were a restaurateur or had to market food in some way or another? Shutterstock recently tried to find out what that trend is. Despite the internet’s love and affinity of bacon, that isn’t necessarily what sells.

The study divides each type of food photo into a specific category. So what sells images?

– Rustic looks

– Farm produce

– Mason jars

– Blueberries

– Smoothies

– Vegan food

– Butcher produce

– Sausages

But then the study continues to break it down into even more specifics. For example the JAckfruit and durians are amongst the most sought after images of fruits and veggies. Minas and Quinoa are most sought after for grains, ribeye the most sought after meat, mochi the most sought after sweet, and lots more. It’s a very interesting study that you should totally check out. But in order to make those food images look better, we’ve talked to more photographers about how to get better compositions and better food images overall.

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.