5 Photography Tips To Capture Food Photos Like A Pro
If you are a restaurant owner, food lover, a food hobbyist or simply a person who loves to cook and eat, for sure, food photography is one of the many things you are interested to learn and know about.
In order to market and sell your awesome food and recipe, you have to present it with fashion and dignity. You can do it by showing awesome and jaw dropping food photos. This is much more important for restaurants, fast food chains and many more food businesses with websites for people or their target market to check upon.
So how can you come up with great food photos? The simplest and quickest answer is to hire someone to do the food photography job. But, most of the time, it cost’s a lot most specially if you are just starting out. So if you are looking to do some foo. photo shoot of your own using your own camera, then this article is just right for you. Below are some good tips on how to capture awesome food photos without sweating that much.
- Choose The Best Angle - foods, just like any other subject, do have their best angle. Try to take a picture of your food subject using different angles. This way, you can choose the best by comparing each other angles side by side. Take note that each angle represents or highlights different characteristic or selling point of your menu, so choose and angle wisely.
- Zoom In, Shoot Closer - The closer you are at the subject, the better. The reason behind it is that, it will give more focus on the food subject rather than its background. Also, leaving too much space at the background sometimes makes the photographer to get props to contemplate the subject, so this eliminates the need of props. Closer shot also gives your food subject a realistic look and feel. It can show the food characteristic, texture and detail.
- Focus - Always think about what are you trying to sell at your food photo and focus on it. For example, if you are trying to sell a big burger, then focus on its size. I hope you can understand my point in here. Focus your shot at what you are trying to sell, always.
- Oil Works Wonders - As a person, you don’t want your face to be oily in front of camera. It gives your face a not so good reflection from the light and lens. But not for food. Oil in food, even a little touch of it by using a paint brush or such, works wonders in food photography. It makes the food more lively, fresh and hot even though they are not.
- Proper Lighting- Make sure to shoot your food subject with adequate and proper lighting. Make your light enhance more your food photo. Lighting exposure really works wonders and can make or break your food photographs. I hope the above tips gave you good insights about food photography. In case you wanted to read more and know more about food photography basics, then read the following article I have compiled for you.
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