12 Weekend Photo Projects You Can Do With Food

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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!

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Shoot by Window Light

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And make good use of it!

Not Enough Light? Try Creating Your Own

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Here’s how

Compose by Color

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Capture the Steam from Your Coffee, Tea or Hot Cocoa

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Shoot Macros With Lots of External Light

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Document a Cooking Experience

Shoot from Above

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Mimic the Human Field of View

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Create Still Lives

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Use a Small Reflector to Bring Out More Details in the Images

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More info here.

Get Detail Images of Hands With Food

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