Eating with your eyes first
Updated: Aug 26, 2019
Have you ever wondered how food can look so appetizing on a screen? Do you ponder for hours on how a photographer got even the smallest crumb in just the right spot? Well, look no further! Check out my best photo tips below...👇
Welcome back fellow foodies! or if you're new to my blog...WELCOME!! So I've recently searched the internet for the best tips and tricks on getting your food shots just right. Now, certainly, I wouldn't consider myself a pioneer of these tips but they have certainly helped me and continue to help me in my food photography journey.
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Research Food Recipes
Obviously, the everyday person is not a chef and no one has a mental recipe book that they can go to on the spot...unless you're Bobby Flay. I will typically spend 30 minutes to an hour looking at various ingredients and recipes that are similar to some of the food that I eat on a day to day. I then will tear up my kitchen searching for ingredients or some similar to the recipes that I liked and found. If you're trying to save a dollar like myself, I will make a list of my top four ingredients that I don't have to go out and buy at the store.
Look Up Various Layout Styles
It's always good to check out other food photographer pages...no, not to scout out competition...but to see how they incorporated different layout styles to showcase their food. Don't copy verbatim...just BE INSPIRED. Pinterest and Tumblr are my go-tos for looking up layout ideas because sometimes my mind gets cluttered with so much creativity that I can't convey exactly how I want to show my dish.
Shoot What You Know
Sometimes the best things come forth from repetition and when you're in the photography business...repetition is key. I know my last semester professor will kill me for saying this but many famous photographs in history were of a repeating style of art that someone happen to place a spin on. Figure out what works for your style of art and keep doing it! Never try to one up anyone else, just have fun and shoot! (images of course! <3)