Food Blog Photography Tips
Hey today I want to talk about Food photography and how you can easily make a beautiful food picture. My post will not aim at people, who want to use several flashes, soft boxes hairspray and steaming cotton balls to make the food on the picture look awesome. I will aim at people, who want a nice picture while not looking like a total freak with a camera in the middle of a Coffey shop or don’t want to use a lot of equipment (like blogger) and still want to eat that food afterwards. 😊
So, let’s start
1. Food Photography Lighting Tips
Light on your food is the most important thing at all and usually the one thing that can make a picture of a random food really nice or a very nice food very bad looking, if you don’t know how to use it.
To have a good light situation on your picture it is usually enough, when you just put it in front of a window or in another situation with a lot of natural light.
If you are at home and you happen to have a flash laying around, you can use it indirect to the ceiling or into the room, but not direct on to your food to have soft indirect light that creates soft shadows. (never use a on board flash for food).
Tipp: I like it when I have the light is coming from one side so you will have a bridge and a shadow side.
2. Get the right angle
What is the right angle? There is nothing like that… 😊 awesome, isn’t it? 😃 It is the same with food as it is with a portrait you have to know what you like and experiment a little until it looks delicious. I for example like it a lot to go macro on food with a nice bokeh and a lot of detail, but sometime a view from above is just fine. It really depends on the food.
Little Tip: If you are at home: use a tripod to get rid of all shaking.
3. Create a scene
A delicious dish photographed somewhere is awesome, but if you for example take a picture of a Pizza on wood, put some tomatoes, cheese and basil beside it, it makes you think about the classy prosses getting made. Even if it is a freezer pizza. What I want to say is, it enhances the picture a little more even if it is ok already. Just don’t overdo it. 😊 And I really want a pizza now. 😃
4. Choose a point of interest
As I said earlier I like to use the wide aperture for food pictures quite a lot to get the viewers eyes exactly where I want them to be.
5. White balance
Always look at your white balance (If you dont know what white balance is click here). It makes a huge difference to your picture and if the food will look appetising or not. You can also use it as creative instant filter to give your picture a certain look.
I hope you enjoyed reading this little post and I was able to tell you something new and interesting. If you have any questions or opinions just ask me and I will respond in no time. 😊