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Have you ever seen a photo of a steak, salad, or slice of strawberry shortcake that made your mouth water? Images like these are the creations of skilled food photographers. These artists work hard to make their viewers crave a dish without the help of the food's appealing presence, taste, aroma, and texture. Food photographers work to create and capture these beautiful and enticing images of food for magazines, cookbooks, and restaurant promotional materials. They work with food stylists to make the food look as appetizing and aesthetically beautiful as possible. Approximately 54,830 photographers are employed in the United States; only a small percentage of these professionals specialize in food photography.