Food Photography Tips

Written by Gina Stephens

Anyone can tease a go at food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for an organism photography – it's just a case of breaking out the camera before you tuck in! Here are some top tips for great food photography:

Familiarise yourself – When it emerge b be publishes to food photography, especially if you're quite new to photography, make sure you take a look at some food magazines and food photography blogs to get a quality for the genre. Not all styles of photography will work with food, and so it's good to have a grounding in what will look great, and what won't. 

Inquiry with different angles – The generic angle of looking down onto food is often not the most flattering option and so using a macro lens to get in shut up shop, and finding an angle that works for your food is a good idea. Try shooting at the food's level, or look straight down onto the rations if you want the whole plate to be in focus. 

Focus on one part – Often food photos will look great if one part is focused on, and the remainder is thrown nicely out of focus. On an iced cake, for example, try focusing on one decoration or peak around the edge. This will allow the labyrinthine detail of the icing be seen, and also create a larger than life feel as the rest of the cake fills the frame.

Compose the image spout – As with all photos it's important to compose the shot well. You don't want distractions in the background, so if you can, shoot against a plain background and gorge as much of the shot as possible with the food. Try serving your food on a smaller plate than usual, as this will make the grub look more inviting and will minimise empty space on the plate.

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All about the lighting – Lighting can make or break a food photo. Many times, food will look at its best shot using natural light, so try setting up near a window to bathe the food in natural light. Test with moving the food and the camera into different positions to get the light to cast exactly how you want it on the food, and don't be afraid to reshoot drawing lots until you get an image that you're happy with. 


About the author

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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