Whether professional chef or amateur “Cake Boss”, all cooks of varying “degrees” enjoy sharing photos of their prize winning dishes with others. While these dishes may be downright mouthwatering our shots oftentimes come out looking anything but appetizing. Here are six tips to turn your next culinary photo spread into a delicious work of art!
Food Photography Tip #1
Use Natural Lighting– Shooting under natural lighting conditions makes for a superior and less frustrating experience. Experiment with different times of the day, distance from the window, curtains for light diffusing effects, etc. Last but not least, avoid using flash. Flash has a bad habit of turning “succulent” into “slimy” in a nanosecond.
They want to look stunning (read: like a model), they want a fresh and trendy portrait, and they want their friends to be envious of their photos. And maybe one or two of them has an attitude problem. Scared yet?
The good news about teens…
You don’t have to bribe them, chase them, or put something on your head to make them look at the camera. So, they aren’t your most difficult client you will ever have (Hint: Toddlers will probably be yours. See our tips on how to photograph children).
Okay, so it doesn’t have the same ring as “fast cars and freedom” but the two do go together. Fast lenses give you freedom to shoot in lower light while still maintaining a shutter speed fast enough for your purposes. Continue reading “Fast Lenses and Freedom”
The biggest way to tell the difference between a beginner and a pro is if the photo is “tack sharp” (the utmost level of sharpness). It’s not just one ultimate secret that will lead you to getting tack sharp photos, it’s the combination of many secrets. Here are 5 ways you can improve your photos, so you can look like you know what the heck you are doing: Continue reading “5 Ways to Get Tack Sharp Photos”
Want Drama? Want something that looks like it’s worth a million bucks?
The biggest thing that ruins a perfectly exposed photo is the presence of too much clutter. Look for simplicity. Walk around, recompose until you have eliminated as many distractions from the foreground or background as possible. Continue reading “Simplify for Maximum Impact”