However, by editing photos over such a long time, I got to know exactly what makes a good image, when it comes to lighting, composition, colors, etc. I think I need to mention that in all these years I never dealt with food photography. In fact, I once turned down a job in a food image library as I found it incredibly boring.
I use a Nikon D90 and a 60mm lens for most food photo shoots. I am learning with every single shoot, as I feel I start right from scratch. I am often not happy with the results, but I love to experiment with backgrounds, compositions and light. I see a development in my pictures, when comparing my first attempts and more recent shots.
I don't really feel in the position yet to share my food photography experiences yet. But that might come at a later stage. For now just one advice: NEVER SHOOT FOOD WHEN YOU ARE HUNGRY!