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AI-Generated Food Photography with MidJourney

Updated: Jan 17

In this month's SHOOTLAB blog, we explore AI-Generated Food Photography with the extraordinary Midjourney AI software. We wanted to assess the capabilities of Midjourney in generating highly realistic images of food through the lens of AI technology. As content creators, we are fascinated with these new ways of creating photographic images!

Midjourney was used to create a series of Generative AI professional food photography images using a series of AI food photo prompts. So whether you are a food photographer, a food blogger, or simply a food enthusiast, this blog is for you! Read on. to learn more about AI-generated food photography.



a grey haired chef wearing a blue apron preparing a gourmet meal in a restaurant kitchen using large stainless steel frying pans
A chef preparing a gourmet meal in a bustling restaurant kitchen during the lunch rush

AI generated Food Photography


The AI-Generated Professional Food Photography images are incredibly realistic, with a level of detail that is truly impressive. For example, we created an AI image of a Beetroot Carpaccio with a Cashew cream dressing that looks so real, you could almost reach out and taste it. We also created an AI image of a grilled swordfish with a lemon caper butter sauce, served on a bed of creamy polenta. The AI even captured a produced a glowing candle in the background to set the atmosphere. Content creators can now create realistic and stunning food photos that are indistinguishable from real photos!






The Future of AI Food Photography

We're excited to see what the future holds for AI food photography and AI food photography App's. We believe that it has the potential to revolutionise the way we eat and interact with food. For example, AI could be used to create personalised meal plans or to generate food-related content for social media. We can't wait to see what the future holds for this exciting new technology. In the meantime, we encourage you to check out Mid Journey AI's work. We think you'll be impressed by their talent and creativity!


See some of Midjourney's food photography portfolio beginning with starters captured at restaurants in Paris, New York and London.



AI Food Photographer Portfolio

Welcome to my food photography portfolio, where the vibrant flavors of culinary delights come to life through captivating visuals. Each photograph tells a story, capturing the essence of exquisite dishes with meticulous attention to detail. From the tantalizing hues of fresh produce to the glistening textures of succulent meats, my lens reveals the artistry and passion that goes into every creation. Through thoughtful composition and expert lighting, I aim to transport viewers to a world where taste meets aesthetics, evoking a symphony of sensory pleasures. Join me on this mouthwatering journey as we celebrate the beauty and allure of gastronomy, one captivating image at a time. (Written by Chat GPT)


Starters (image generation Midjourney)

View some of the photos we have created o starters at some of the finest restaurants across the globe




Main Courses (photo generation Midjourney)

For this part of the AI food photography portfolio work, we focus on main courses.

The food was captured at some of the finest eateries from around the world using the latest in AI technology!








Pizza Photography - Mouth-watering Margherita pizza with fresh tomato sauce and melted buffalo mozzarella served on a crispy thin crust in a Michelin-starred New York Italian restaurant


Experience some desert-based images from our portfolio this time focusing on deserts.


DESERTS (food photography generated by Midjourney)

Now its our favourite part of the food photography folio, desserts! Feast your eyes on these delectable desserts photographed in Paris, London and New York




black and white image of a woman's eye on a white dinner plate with big eye lashes swirly pattern background
Surrealist Dining Experience in Many Ray restaurant in Paris 1936

Cheese Board Photography (ai image generation Midjourney)

Finally we end with our Food Photography showing simple cheese platter ideas



So there you have it, we hope that you enjoyed your meal!


These are just a few examples of the amazing things that AI can do for food photography. As this technology continues to develop, we can expect to see even more creative and realistic images in the future.


How good is AI Video? Video created using Runway Gen2


Check out our AI generated Food Video:


We created the food photography images using Midjourney and with the use of text prompts. midjourney.com


Then we used Runway ML Gen2 to turn the AI images into an AI Video (image to video Gen2) runwayml.com


1) No camera is required

2) No lighting equipment is needed

3) No need for an assistant

4) Learn your prompts

5) Get MidJouney to do it


Food Photographer Needed

I wonder what a job advert would look like for a food photographer in the future?

Ai photographer needed for restaurant photography, no experience necessary, needn't have own kit, eye for detail not necessary. Essential skills include the ability to turn a computer on and fire up ai software. Must have experience in downloading images and being able to email them to the client! Obviously, it hasn't come to this just yet, but the quality of the ai images are improving all of the time and the ability to specify what you would like to see in your images through prompts is also getting better and better, so watch this space.


How to create ai food photography

If you would like to create some ai food photography images like the ones shown on this page visit our previous Fashion Ai blog where we explain the process and also how to use Midjourney. Use some of the image descriptions on this page as a starting point for your ai prompts for AI image generators such as Midjourney or Stable Diffusion), you too can generate photorealistic food images, right here, right now.


So, what does this all mean for the future of the creative industries? It’s hard to say. On the one hand, AI could be a huge boon to creativity. It could free up artists to focus on the more creative aspects of their work, and it could help them to create new and innovative forms of art. On the other hand, AI could also pose a threat to creativity. If AI can create art that is indistinguishable from human-made art, then what will be the point of human artists? Will there still be a demand for human-made art, or will AI-generated art become the norm? Only time will tell what the future holds for the creative industries. But one thing is for sure: AI is here to stay, and it’s going to have a major impact on the way we create art.


Feel free to use some of our food photography prompts from our images, enjoy creating 👍



Shootlab are a Content Creation company based in Lewes, East Sussex. We offer a range of services for businesses and individuals, including Video Production, Social Media Management, Photography and all things digital. We have experience working with businesses of all sizes creating high-quality media content for websites, blogs and social media platforms such as TikTok, Instagram and Twitter.


Our Video Production team offers an extensive range of services, including full-service video production, Colour Grading, Freelance Cameraman Services, and Video editing. We create captivating Promo Videos for websites, edit short-form content for Instagram, produce engaging Facebook films, and even craft Brand Films. Get in touch today EMAIL US


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All of the AI images on this blog post were created in Midjourney and are purely experimental, not for profit or for resale.






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Art Installation Berlin Warehouse in Auguststrasse 2022







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