Your mother may have told you not to play with your food, but this week you have our permission.
I recently shared some video tutorials with food photography tips – check those out if you need help.
Here are some other dPS articles on the topic if you want more tips and ideas:
- 4 Tips for Beginners to Food Photography
- The Secret to Finding the Hero Angle in Food Photography
- 8 Tips for Food Photography Newbies
- How to Take Cool Food Photos in Your Refrigerator
- Household Items to Bring to Your Next Food Photography Shoot
- 5 Tips for More Professional-Looking Food Photography
- 5 Tips That Will Make Your Food Photos Stand out from the Crowd
- Using Focus Creatively with Food Photography
I used to do food photography commercially – a long, long, time ago! Here are some of my tips:
Don’t forget your fruit and veggies – even still in the tree or on the vine.
Add a human element or photograph the preparation of the food as well as the finished product.
Get the light right. The most common placement or direction of light with food photography is to have the light actually coming from behind the food. It makes it look shiny and more appetizing that way. Like this Colombian ajiaco soup.
Play with angles, light, and composition. Don’t just take one shot.
Now it’s your turn!
Weekly Photography Challenge – Food
Simply upload your shot into the comment field (look for the little camera icon in the Disqus comments section) and they’ll get embedded for us all to see or if you’d prefer, upload them to your favorite photo-sharing site and leave the link to them. Show me your best images in this week’s challenge. Sometimes it takes a while for an image to appear so be patient and try not to post the same image twice.
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