7 Tips to Take Better Food Photography
There’s no resisting the siren song of Instagram. She calls to us beguilingly, begging us to immortalise our delicious food in her illustrious halls forever. Only a fool would dare deny her.
Which is why it’s so heartbreaking when the incredible experience you’re having doesn’t translate to screen. But we get it. Your smashed avo and cabonara and molten chocolate lava cake deserve better. That’s why we asked our favourite Instagrammers, food bloggers and photographers for their top tis on how to take better photos of your food. Here is the 7 Tips to Take Better Food Photography link written by “Hello Fresh” writer Greer.
Sean’s delicious Balsamic Roasted Beetroot Recipe is featured and Penelope shows how choosing the right light for food photography is very important.
Penelope at foodandbeveridge.com explains the importance of light in snapping your food. “The best light for food is natural light. Try and set up table top where there is soft gentle light, near a window either at your 10 o’clock or 2 o’clock. When window light comes from the 10 or 2 o’clock direction this bring out the beautiful textures in the food, backgrounds look more interesting, light illuminates through leafy greens, leaves and the food looks more alive. You should try and avoid ugly flat lighting which happens when all the light comes from the front of the dish. When using the 10 or 2 o’clock lighting method, you need to bounce a little light onto the front of the food, a white board, reflector or even a mirror. This bounced can be used to add a little extra light onto the front of the dish without being too harsh. Harsh light can create heavy dark shadows and best to be avoided. You can control where the amount of light that hits your food by moving the reflector’s angle. This will soften the shadows too. Using this technique of lighting you can shoot your food at 45-degree angle from the table or directly above.”
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