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WE ARE ALL GOING TO SEE A LOT OF PICTURES OF
FOOD ON SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS!
SOME PHOTOS WILL NOT BE SO GOOD, AND SOME
WILL MAKE YOUR MOUTH WATER!
TIME FOR US TO TAKE A STAND AND LEARN HOW
TO TAKE PHOTOS OF FOOD CORRECTLY !!!
HERE ARE SOME TIPS ON HOW TO TAKE PHOTOS
OF FOOD CORRECTLY:
FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY: TIPS FOR TAKING BETTER FOOD PHOTOS:
By Dave Kennard:
Have you ever been flipping through a magazine or browsing the internet and seen an image of an entrée that instantly made your mouth water? A good photograph of food can make your delicious dish look even more delectable than it already is. If you want to take high quality food photographs for your business—or just your blog—here are some tips to help you get better food photos.
STYLE IS EVERYTHING:
This may seem like a bit much, but “styling” or arranging your food carefully can make a dramatic difference in your food photographs. On professional food photography shoots, a food stylist will often be employed just to get the food looking its best. Many parts of the food may not even be real! Thankfully, you don’t need to go this far. Just make sure your food looks nice with the important features showing. For example, for a burger photo, make sure the lettuce isn’t covering up the burger. Or, use a plain plate so as not to distract from the food. A garnish related to the subject will also enhance the photo. For example, for a cheese sandwich, crumble some cheese on the side of the plate.
LIGHT IS KEY:
When lighting food, we want to avoid harsh shadows and highlights. To do this use a soft, diffused light source. A shaded area with reflected natural light can work well. For artificial light, try lights reflected from large umbrellas, or large softboxes. Don’t light your subject directly from the front, as the light will fill in all the shadows, giving a flat image with no texture. Instead, light from the side to bring out the texture and details in the food.