For Better Photos of Thanksgiving Dinner: Move it to Window Light

If you’re reading this today, it’s Thanksgiving here in America. Thanksgiving dinner excites all of us and if you’re going to try to take better pictures of the food, just remember the biggest tip for all food photography: use window lighting.

What that essentially means is you move the food to a location where a lot of lighting comes in from the windows and therefore gives the food lots of beautiful, soft lighting. The alternative is to keep your food where it is, and use a flash against the window to augment the natural lighting. But there’s no need to get that serious today.

Remember to be thankful for everything that you have.

Lead image by Stacy. Used with a Creative Commons License.