Food Photography Tips

by Staff May 11, 2017 at 3:40 pm

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  1. The photo of the enchiladas also brings to mind the need to have attractive plating. The pool of grease (or maybe sauce?) on the plate and the pile of green-on-green pepper/lettuce garnish are pretty gross, really. Clean the plate, minimize gaudy garnish.

  2. I think the maker of this video has good knowledge about food photography.  Like at 1:58, where she talks about adding moisture.  I think the video would be better served with actual video, and maybe this might look more appealing in a blog post with pictures featured.  I think the information is very good, though.  And you don't have to be a professional food photographer with an expensive camera to take great food shots.  Especially for your business, if you are a restaurant, bakery, whatever it may be.  You just have to focus on the fundamentals, especially lighting and composition.

  3. Thanks guys! At least I'm not the only one who thinks this video is a waste of time. I'm not a food photographer. I was just looking some tips for my first food shot, but turned out pretty soon that this person just makes up stuff. (For example put your main light source in front of the subject. As i sad I'm not experienced in this particular field, but I would light it from behind and above and put some fill light to the front.)

  4. this video was very helpful! i love how you actually talk about the flaws of the photos you chose and more importantly, how to fix them. thank you for this!

  5. Absolutely spot on critiques of these food photos… I'm happy to have come across your video…the past month, I've been taking a crash course on food photography. This is one of the most useful examples I've viewed. Thank YOU

  6. what's the best kind of lenses for a beginners on cake photographers? I'm a baker not a photographer, but I feel the need to buy me a camera to have professional pics of my cakes.

  7. Hi Gloria. The camera will let in only as much light as you let it. You can make a bright sunny day seem light night time if you keep most of the light out. When you light your candle lit dinner scene, to your eye it will seem over bright and without atmosphere but if you set your exposure right and your white balance, you can create a dim, yellow mood you want. Like Amy said though, you need to light it properly.

  8. I agree- you can use what ever depth of field you like depending on what effect you want. If you want a really blurry background then a large aperture (small number) will work. If you want sharpness all the way through then you can use a longer depth of field/ (large f stop number). There are no hard and fast rules, but in this video I have give examples. Have a great day ! 🙂

  9. Hi 🙂 your photos are great….but I think mostly you used really low depth of field while in my opinion, using higher aperture so everything will be in focus its much better…so viewer can see all those ingridients and stuff…furthermore, some of the photo looks like it was taken in a studio, so it needs to looks more natural.

  10. hello:D i love your tutorial on food photography:D u speak clearly and the tips are really useful. there is a thing that i always want to know.when we are having candle light dinner, the light source is always insufficent or a bit flushing due to slight move of candles. what should i do to cope with the problem? i mean i want to keep the atmosphere to be yellow and dim,but at the same time,i want the image of the food to be clear. is there any rule for food photography under dim light? thanks:D

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