When it comes to food, we can create images that people are sick of seeing or create images that elicit an emotion. A good food photograph should get you hungry or should make you smell what’s in the image. Making it trigger feelings of nostalgia in the viewer isn’t too terrible either. In our years of shooting, we’ve come across lots of cool tips and tricks.
Here are a bunch of little projects that you can do this weekend involving food. But if you want more, check out our interviews and tutorials with Howard Shooter, Lou Manna, Shea Evans, Cara Livermore, Andrew Scrivani, Radu Dumitrescu and Peter Augustus. Oh yeah, and here’s our own list of tips and tricks.
IMPERATIVE: USE GOOD, SOFT, DIFFUSED LIGHT IN YOUR FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY!
Shoot by Window Light
And make good use of it!
Not Enough Light? Try Creating Your Own
Compose by Color
Capture the Steam from Your Coffee, Tea or Hot Cocoa
Shoot Macros With Lots of External Light
Document a Cooking Experience
Shoot from Above
Mimic the Human Field of View
Create Still Lives
Use a Small Reflector to Bring Out More Details in the Images
More info here.
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