The holiday season is fast approaching, and apart from all the relaxation that arises during the season, there are some fantastic parties with family and friends. Have you ever wanted to know how professionals photograph food? It’s more than just shooting with your iPhone and sending images by Instagram. It requires skill, creativity, and precision. Here are five tips on how to shoot food.
1) Do not use the flash of the camera.
The light that arrives at the right food of the camera is not flattering.
Put the food near a window and let the light come from behind or from the side. Using a tripod is very helpful.
2) The larger the window, the better the light is, but do not use direct sunlight. Direct sunlight causes harsh shadows and high contrast.
Filter the light or use the indirect light of the sun. A translucent white bathroom curtain can be a good filter. A white reflective card can be used to illuminate the
3) If your food has texture, show it. Light up from one side and reveal the surface.
The shadows teach the texture so do not be afraid of the shadows.
4) Observe your background and make sure you do not miss what you want to express with your image.
Your photo has a hero, and that hero should be the food and not the props or the background.
5) If your food is high, show it — photography with the camera from a
If your food is flat, but graphic, photograph from above. If you can not decide, try to photograph from a diner’s point of view.
Special thanks to guest blogger Jerry Deutsch of Photography by
Jerry, LLC. He has a passion for food photography and has been dedicated to it for 3 1/2 years now.