The photograph of food serves to record irresistible dishes, delicious food and food preparation processes that even raw, are mouthwatering. No matter whether you photograph food professionally, or amateur, you will want to register a dish at least once in your life.
Tips to Food Photography
· Photograph the Freshest Ingredients
If the peel of some food is wrinkled, bruised, or damaged, disregard it for the photo and choose another or photograph from an angle where the bad side is hidden. This seems obvious, but sometimes it’s easy to miss.
Food photography is usually made very close to the main object, and minor flaws appear in this way. So before you start the trial, check your food closely and choose the freshest ingredients to buy.
· Lighting is Everything
The lighting can create textures and an appetizing visual in your food photography. The light, positioned behind the object, can still show the smoke and steam coming off hot dishes, which gives a realistic as well as artistic look. The angle of light can also change the sensations of who will see the photograph. Notice in the photo below how a dish is with the front light and how the same dish is with the light coming from the bottom and at a different angle:
· Keep Things Simple
Take the camera’s field of view away from the elements you do not need, such as objects that are on the table and can distract from the food dish.
If the entire food dish is unattractive, just photograph a portion of it. A brown soup is not a very stimulating dish, but if you do something with it and be creative with the accessories and the editing, you can leave everyone mouth-watering. In food photography, less is more, and you can learn more like a beginner.
· Use Simple Props Including Raw Ingredients
Simple dishes with raw ingredients like props make any food stand out. If you go to work with food photography, invest in different types of dishes, bowls, elaborate napkins. They can be very useful when decorating the environment that will be portrayed. But always choose dishes and bowls that do not have designs for the food to stand out the most.
· Make One Before and After
Taking photos of all food preparation processes helps people understand the final image. Photograph the choice of ingredients, cutting them and the foods inside the pan. Display these pictures along with the photo of the final dish.