Better Food Photos With Natural Light

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Photographer Jenny Woodward recently uploaded a fantastic instructional video to Vimeo on how to get better food photos with window light. The even cooler thing is that everything that she uses to create the better images are household items. She starts by placing a table by a window and blocking off excess light to make it more directional. Then it’s all about diffusing, filling in shadows, and placement of the objects. She uses simple things like tin foil, curtains, foam board, etc.

Even cooler–she creates better images with just her phone. No need for a really fancy camera at all especially when you understand lighting this well.

Her video is after the jump.

Food Photography Basics | Lesson 1 | Light from jenny woodward on Vimeo.

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.