Professional Photographers on Composing Better Food Photos

Screenshot taken from the video

Screenshot taken from the video

All of the master food photographers will tell you that great food images should suck you into the moment and should deliver an experience of some sort. Part of this creation has to do with having solid composition. The folks at We Eat Together put together a video showing how to do just that. Their first time has to do with getting rid of your light source in the image and also making sure that it isn’t visible lest someone focuses on that instead of the delectable bites in front of you.

The host comes up with a load of difference scenarios and compositions involving various angles that draw the viewer in. The use of reflectors really helps.

Their video on composing better food photos is after the jump. But we’ve added quotes from other food photographers that we’ve interviewed to add extra value to this post.

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Daniel Krieger’s Lifestyle Food Photography

Aska - potato with juniper & whey

Pro tip: When shooting food, using natural light involves shutting any overhead or ambient light off.- Daniel Krieger

All images by Daniel Krieger. Used with permission

Photographer Daniel Krieger is a New York based photographer that creates many of the beautiful dishes that you see on Eater, the NYTimes and many more. Mr. Krieger is one of the new breed of photographers that has learned how to utilize social media to his advantage and to gain clients. His schedule is always very tight–understandably so, considering the work that he is capable of producing.

However, we had a few moments to chat with Daniel about his photography and his train of thought when photographing food.

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