Food photography is one of them. Food is a huge part of our daily life and this is why lately there are so many photos of itâ€”most of them being amateur and of low qualityâ€”somehow depreciating this genre.
However, often itâ€™s important to forget all photos of food youâ€™ve seen on Instagram and remember how beautiful, delicate, and surprising it can be if done professionally. Check out our five essential tips to learn food photography.
Take Care of the Presentation
Use a Fast and Bright Lens
Mind the Temperature
Even if you make photos on a sunny day, you will need to shoot in RAW and then increase temperature while editing the photos in Lightroom. Food with a weird bluish or greenish tint seldom looks appetizing.
Shoot from the Side and from Above
If the dish is sophisticated and presented really extravagantly, it would be better to take a down-shot of it so that the people look at it as at a drawing and can see all the details. If you take photos of soulfood and something that tastes better than it looks, we advise you to take close-ups of this dish to make it look more appetizing.
Show Whatâ€™s Inside
Not all food is the same and sometimes you will need to let the viewer take a peek inside of it so that they understand what they are looking at. Itâ€™s just like telling a story that would not be complete without an interesting ending, which turns all of it upside down.