Dive into Midjourney, a boundless realm brimming with inspiration. With meticulously chosen prompts, we transform this trove into a veritable feast of food concepts.
And guess what? Some of these effects are so breathtaking, they’d seem impossible in our everyday world. This story isn’t merely a compilation of 50+ prompts—it’s a visually rich categorization. Ready to be enchanted? Let the journey begin!
Craft of Composition
Composition—think of it as the heart of a photograph. It governs how everything fits together, and a well-crafted one can make your food photo pop.
Floating foods? Yep, you heard right! Levitation lends layers, movement, and a touch of enchantment to an image. If your food isn’t playing along, simply toggle off the
Prompt: spirals of spaghetti, tomato chunks, garlic, and basil leaves suspended in a dynamic arrangement in the air –no water
Prompt: Vibrant lemon slices, fresh mint leaves, and ice cubes suspended in mid-air, captured in a high-speed, dynamic, and refreshing composition with crisp natural lighting –no water
Prompt: flying mixed berries, dewy mint leaves suspending mid-air, levitation, backlit –no water
Symmetry has its charm. It draws the viewer in, making your dish doubly delightful. Want to amp up the symmetry? Try the “worm’s eye view” angle. It’s game-changing.
Prompt: a reflection of various vegetables and fruits on clear glass, symmetrical compositions
Prompt: worm’s eye view looking up at reflection of sushi rolls symmetrically placed, reflecting on glossy black slate, warm lighting
Prompt: worm’s eye view looking up at reflection of glazed doughnuts on a glass table, pastel colors –ar 16:9
The Hand-Held Connection
Imagine holding a plate of your favorite food. Feels personal, right? This handheld composition brings that intimate connection to the viewer.
Prompt: close-up top-down view of a woman’s hands holding bowl of coloured snacks, flat lay photography
Prompt: close-up aerial view of a woman’s hands holding a plate of colorful dim sum
Prompt: close-up top-down view of a woman’s hands holding a beautifully decorated birthday cake, candlelight casting a gentle glow
A Person’s Touch
Adding a human element? It’s like adding a story to your food photo. And if you’re feeling adventurous, shoot from an overhead angle. It’s a fresh perspective.
Prompt: top down view of a woman around Manchu Han imperial feast, flat lay photography
Prompt: Woman, lush green tea ceremony setup, matcha, teacups, whisk, zen atmosphere, overhead flat lay
Prompt: Woman, centered in a frame of exotic tropical fruits, papaya, dragon fruit, kiwi, radiant, overhead view
The Art of Food Arrangements
Food arrangement—it’s not just about putting stuff on a plate. Do it right, and you transform an ordinary dish into a piece of art.
Crafting captivating patterns with food is no small feat. But guess what? In the digital world of Midjourney, you’re the artist, and anything is possible.
Prompt: heart shape arrangement of colorful sweets, white background, high key photography
Prompt: thinly sliced ham and cheese arranged in the shape of a star
Prompt: bread rolls arranged in mesmerizing mandala
Tower of Tastes
Ever seen a food tower? It’s visually voluminous! Especially with colored layers, it’s a treat for the eyes.
Prompt: a stack of perfectly aligned rainbow macarons on a dark canvas, gradient hues
Here’s a tip: Play with the aspect ratio to get it just right.
Prompt: a stack of rainbow macarons on a dark canvas, gradient hues –ar 1:4
Should the aspect ratio seem too narrow, take a cue from the preceding image and adjust for a broader view.
Prompt: https://s.mj.run/kuBzPNEIE-g a stack of perfectly aligned rainbow macarons on a dark canvas
Shapes aren’t just for kids. Molding food into interesting forms is an art, usually reserved for top chefs. But in Midjourney? It’s a walk in the park.
Prompt: blueberries and blackberries arranged in the shape of a pyramid
Prompt: pancakes stacked and shaped into a friendly bear face, berry eyes and nose
Prompt: fruit salad arranged as an elephant face
Prompt: cookies decorated as owls, details with icing
Ever felt a photo move? With the right technique, food photos can make you sense the movement and almost taste the freshness.
Make a Splash
Liquid splashes symbolize freshness. Whether it’s milk, juice, or wine, the erratic beauty of a splash is always a showstopper.
Prompt: splashing milk and berries in a porcelain bowl, vintage wooden tabletop, black background, soft light
Prompt: a splash of orange juice surrounding a variety of fruits and berries –ar 16:9
Prompt: Blueberries splashing into sparkling wine, champagne flute, celebratory mood
The Pour Factor
Pouring sauces or seasonings over food—it’s like adding a dash of dynamism to your image.
Prompt: milk being poured into a bowl of crunchy cereal, white liquid splashing against the brown chunks, droplets suspended
Prompt: Extra virgin olive oil drizzling from a bottle onto hot pasta, coating the noodles, macro shot
Prompt: carbonated cola pouring into a glass, bubbles fizzing, effervescence
Burst of Freshness
Capture that exact moment when food bursts open. It screams freshness and gets those taste buds tingling.
Prompt: popcorn bursting energetically out of a gleaming glass bowl, high-contrast spotlight, vibrant golden hues of the popcorn against a dark background, motion, close-up, dynamic action
Prompt: potato chips bursting out of the packet, mid-air capture, sharp focus, contrasting against a blurred kitchen scene
Prompt: coconut bursting open, milk splashing outward
Smoky Scenes & Steamy Tales
Smoke and steam—they’re not just about heat. They craft an ambiance, tell a story, and make the viewer feel the warmth and aroma.
Prompt: smoked ribs on a platter, smoke wisping up softly, cinema lighting, close up –ar 16:9
Prompt: close up shot of a smoking cocktail with dry ice, mystical smoke spiraling, backlighting, black background, worm’s eye view
Prompt: bamboo steamer opened to reveal dim sum, tendrils of steam rising, soft lantern glow, overhead perspective
Prompt: steam emerging from bowl of ramen with chopsticks lifting noodles, steam rising, neon Tokyo backdrop –ar 16:9
Prompt: rising steam from freshly fried churros on a white plate, close-up, high key photography
Smoke doesn’t just add ambiance to food imagery; it’s a versatile element that enhances numerous artistic genres.
Angles & Shots: A New Perspective
Camera angles—they’re the secret sauce. They can transform a regular dish into something majestic.
Ever looked straight down at your food? It’s a view that highlights patterns, layouts, and the beautiful chaos of ingredients.
Prompt: flat lay food photography of beautiful arrangement of desserts in a box –ar 16:9
Prompt: A flatlay photograph looking down on peach cobbler with warm peaches, flaky biscuit topping, granola, and vanilla ice cream in a white bowl on a marble counter
Prompt: flatlay photograph of a homemade acai bowl on a white plate, soft natural lighting, minimalist, aerial view
A Low Gaze
A bottom-up view can make any dish seem grand. It unveils layers, structures, and sometimes, secrets of a dish.
Prompt: worm’s eye view looking up at a towering ice cream sundae
Prompt: worm’s eye view looking up at a towering stack of chocolate chip cookies on a baking sheet against a soft neutral background, extreme low angle shot
Prompt: worm’s eye view looking up at a white bowl of mixed berry yogurt parfait layered with berries, minimalist
The way you approach a dish—with angle and shot types—can completely redefine how one perceives the food. It’s about unveiling the intricate details, setting the mood, or weaving a narrative. Remember, each shot type has the power to spotlight unique facets of your dish.
Get close, real close. Magnify textures, colors, and the essence of food. It’s a feast for the eyes.
Prompt: extreme close-up, strawberry, splashing milk, soft lighting, pastel colors
Prompt: Extreme close-up, crisping surface of a grilled cheese sandwich, melting cheese oozing, warm ambient lighting, golden hues
Prompt: extreme close-up, velvety texture of a red velvet cake slice, romantic backlighting, deep red and cream contrasts
POV—it’s personal, immersive, and intimate. It’s like inviting the viewer to sit down and share a meal.
Prompt: POV shot of eating a crispy fried chicken leg
Prompt: POV shot of holding a tropical cocktail by the beach, seeing the sandy toes below
Prompt: POV shot of sipping a frothy latte, with a heart design on top
Prompt: pov shot of eating a hamburger
Camera angles and shot techniques don’t just elevate food photography—they weave magic across multiple genres.
Infusing Food with Emotion in Midjourney: A Touch of Enchantment!
Prompt: happy dumpling in the steamer arranged in the shape of a pyramid, macro shot, soft focus, golden hour
Prompt: flat lay photography of happy sunny side up egg, vibrant morning sunlight, minimalistic composition, porcelain plate, perfectly centered, close-up shot
Prompt: joyful bagel with a warm, golden-brown crust and a beaming smile
And if these prompts spark some creativity in you, it’s time to give them a whirl.