Photographing Food on the Grill

Grilled Food Photography Grilled Pizza

I’m into the 4th week of my food photography course, courtesy of Sears Grilling. This week, our assignment was to photograph three meals, in the process of being grilled, from a variety of angles, lighting, etc.

This assignment wasn’t about the steps or the recipe, it was just about the actual grilling, so please excuse the lack of recipes and step-by-step instructions. I do hope you’ll enjoy seeing some of the shots I captured:

The first of our 3 nights of grilling was Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches, which was a chicken breast pounded out and grilled. It was served on a sandwich roll with grilled pineapple.

The chicken cooked perfectly on our new Char-Broil TRU Infrared grill:

I really wanted to capture a close-up shot of the barbecue sauce being applied to the chicken, but the composition of this shot could have been better.

Here’s a shot of our grilled fresh pineapple:

Our 2nd night of grilling was steaks:

We also grilled some stuffed clams to go along with our steaks:

And some balsamic red potatoes:

Our 3rd night of grilling was grilled pizza. It involved grilling my homemade pizza dough:

And then the pizza crusts were topped with cheese and other toppings:

We made several different kinds. This one had pineapple, Canadian bacon, and black olives:

Vegetable grilled pizzas:

It’s hard to get a overhead shot when the grill is so hot, but I gave it a try anyway!

And this was my favorite pizza — pesto with artichoke hearts, mushrooms, onions, and black olives. So good!

I found photography of food on the grill to be a definite challenge and something I hope I continue to improve on. I look forward to what I will learn next!

Disclaimer: I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This #grillingishappiness shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Sears #CBias #GrillingIsHappiness #SoFabU . All photos and opinions are my own.

About the Author: brandie (551 Posts)

Brandie Valenzuela is a food blogger and writer at Home Cooking Memories. She lives in Las Vegas, NV where she enjoys cooking, baking, modern-day recipe keeping and making everyday memories with her family. She is known to have an extremely normal obsession with cupcake liners, ribbons and office supplies.


  1. Everything looks so delicious!

  2. Everything looks so good! I think all of us ate pretty well last week!

  3. Nice pictures! I love the pizza ones. I agree that above photos are hard to take when dealing with a hot grill!

  4. You can invite me over any time! Everything looks amazing!

  5. Love those pizza’s! Everything looks really good!

  6. Your pictures are just amazing! Everything looks soooo good!

  7. Everything looks good!! I see you picked pizza to grill too, great minds think alike!

  8. LOVE the shot of that pizza dough with the grill marks! I love pizza on the grill and your photos make it look even better!

  9. Those all look so delicious! I really like the lighting on the steak photos.

  10. What a variety – I can see how much you love to grill


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