If you want to be a commercial food photographer Los Angeles has several companies offering this specialized yet important service. To work in this field, formal photography training or a Bachelor’s degree is useful, although generally not required. However, you will need to be detail-oriented and thorough, and be comfortable using the latest digital cameras, as well as editing and printing software. There are actually such things as food photography workshops, and taking one or more of these can be a big career help, as can joining the International Association of Culinary Professionals or a similar industry organization. Knowledge of marketing and promotion is also useful, for the business side of the industry. Putting together a portfolio of work is also something you should do, as well as perhaps trying to volunteer or do an internship at a food photography company.