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Every month, I host an Instagram Food Photography Challenge for creatives from all around the world. These challenges are designed to help them learn something new each time.

In the past months, we learned how to work with Hard light, how to manipulate light to create two different moods or how to use the Rule of three in food photography.

And the new theme for the challenge July-August is: Summer Vibes.

Summer Vibes Instagram Food Photography Challenge - Healthy Goodies by Lucia Marecak

The task is to capture summer feelings in an image

How do you feel about Summer? Do you feel energised, happy, full of inspiration, motivated?

How can you express these feelings into an image? What colors would you include in your images? Do you prefer soft light or hard light to express summer vibes?

You are free to choose any kind of food, drink or ingredients you will photograph.

More insights about the challenge

Moodboard, more ideas, and insights that will help you create an entry for the challenge, will be provided exclusively to the subscribers via my newsletters.

There, over the next three weeks, we will talk about different topics of color theory, color psychology, hard light, and I will share some behind the scenes too. If you are not subscribed yet, you can do so here.

Join my FREE Food Photography Learning Journey program and take your photography skills to the next level

Do you want to elevate your photography skills and learn about composition, light, storytelling or camera angles? Have you ever thought what are your food photography dreams?

I have created a free program for all creatives who want to take their food photography to the next level and achieve a photography style they dream of.

The program offers a complete learning experience – setting your goals in food photography, preparing an action plan, learning each week something new in my newsletters and putting it all into practice in the monthly challenges.

Read more about the program here.

Dates and hashtags of the challenge

You can participate by posting an image into your Instagram feed from July 16 – August 15

Use the hashtag #capturelearnandinspire, tag me @healthygoodiesbylucia in your images and mention me too in a comment!

Over the next three weeks I will share with you a lot of insights in the newsletters. That means, each week, you can learn something new. Therefore you are free to participate in this challenge as many times as you wish.

The goal of this challenge is to learn and improve your photography skills. There is no winner, but you will learn a lot!

Healthy Goodies by Lucia Marecak

Curious about the themes for the next challenges?

You can read all about the future challenges here and you can pin this image to your pinterest too.

Summer Vibes Instagram Food Photography Challenge - Healthy Goodies by Lucia Marecak

Why you should participate in Food Photography Challenges?

  • photography challenges are a great way to learn something new and improve your photography skills
  • you will join a fantastic community of creatives from around the globe, who share the same passion for food photography
  • if you are stuck and you do not feel creative, joining this challenge can kick you with positive energy and motivate you
  • and also mainly because joining challenges is a lot of fun!

Please, remember to tag your images with @healthygoodiesbylucia, mention me also in a caption and use also a hashtag #capturelearnandinspire, so I can see your entries.

 Healthy Goodies by Lucia Marecak

Read more information about this food photography challenge:

How to submit and tag images?

Tag your images with @healthygoodiesbylucia, mention me also in a caption and use also a hashtag #capturelearnandinspire.

When should I post images?

You can submit your image any day within the next month. You can join the challenge with multiple entries in different days.

Is there a winner in this food photography challenge?

No, there is no winner in this challenge but you will learn a lot. This challenge will push you to think out of the box and get out of your comfort zone. You will discover new angles, new compositions, and become more creative in creating stunning images.

What is the goal of this photography challenge?

The goal is to learn, get inspired, experiment more with what we have, and push our photography skills to the next level.

Who can participate?

Everyone, around the globe. You can be a beginner or professional food photographer. It’s about learning and getting inspired from each other.

Do I need to register to participate?

This challenge is free for everyone, you do not need to register. All you have to do is to follow @healthygoodiesbylucia on instagram.

Can I receive more hints and tips about how to create my entry for this challenge?

Absolutely! I always inform my subscribers in the newsletter about new challenges and share some helpful information & tips from food photography. If you wish to be part of our club, you can subscribe to my newsletter too.

I am still learning food photography, can I join?

YES! you can join this challenge, whether you are a beginner or advanced in food photography. Challenges are a great way how to push your skills to the next level.

Author: Lucia Marecak
Author: Lucia Marecak

Hi there! My name is Lucia, I am a Food & Lifestyle Photographer, Recipe Developer, & Food Blogger.
I host regular Instagram photography challenges for creatives around the globe, and I write weekly newsletters to my subscribers, where I share exclusive hints&tips, behind the scenes, and many other insights from food photography.

About the author

Lucia Marecak - a food photographer, founder of Healthy Goodies by Lucia and food photography teacher at HG Members Club, the most interactive learning platform for food photographers. Ex Human Resources Manager, today creating an amazing and inspiring community for food photographers, helping them to take their skills to the next level, be more creative & confident and create an amazing photography business of their dreams.


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  • Hi Lucia,

    I am going through your mail and there’s so much information and so much room to grow. I am simply loving this and cant wait to see the improvement in my image. I want to thank you so much for doing this from the bottom of my heart. You have no idea how helpful it is, for beginners like me.

    Thank you

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