People often get excited by the term Food photography. It is essentially a way in which many people, especially food bloggers advertise their snaps to the digital world. The trick which most of us miss out is the presentation of the food, its background and the right angle from which the pictures need to be clicked.
Food photography is certainly one of the most demanding types of profession out there.
We know you guys can’t wait anymore. So without wasting anytime, let’s get into the tips which can certainly change the way of snapping your forthcoming pictures.
1 – FIX THE CAMERA ANGLE:
To become a pro in this section, you need to try different angles and try clicking pictures different ways. This trial and error method would enhance your photography skills and at the same time make you more confident for your forthcoming clicks. Once you fix an angle, then go with the gut feeling that the person/product/animal or be it anything in the focus would come out great.
Where you place the camera will affect the type of story you’re trying to tell. Some dishes look great when you shoot from right in front of the food, and others are best suited when you are looking down from directly above the table.
P.S: I would recommend Canon EOS 1200D 18MP & Nikon D3300 24.2 MP for your camera cravings.
2 – ENCLOSE YOUR PROTAGONIST:
When shooting from the front of the food try to keep a great foreground and background to get clear pictures. Enclose your protagonist (your dish) with ingredients and side dishes that compliment it.
3 – LET THERE BE LIGHT:
Even though the food is the protagonist, light is the most essential requirement which can make or break the process of achieving success in snapping some really cool pictures. Focus upon your dish and make sure that it stands out.
4 – OUR OLD FRIENDS LINES AND LAYERS:
We should use the ingredients of the dish to create lines and layered effects.
Since shooting from above always gets you more graphic images, there are plenty of chances to create some great lines here as well.
5 – COLOR/BLACKnWHITE:
The props used for the food photography should not overpower the main dish. Otherwise, it defeats the purpose of food photography. Hence, it is very important to make a careful selection of the props and ingredients to be placed beside the main protagonist (your dish). It all depends upon what you’re shooting and whether it is in Color or BlacknWhite.