Scrolling through social media we see some amazing, drool-worthy photos of food and when we try to capture our latest recipes, we can’t seem to make our food look all that appetizing. Believe it or not, there’s a lot of thought that goes into food photography and you have to think about composition, styling, and lighting. Here are some tips to get you started!
Pay Attention to Composition
Your background sets the scene for the audience and it tells a story. Keep in mind the rule of thirds, so your dish is highlighted as the subject of the photo.
Keep a Distance
Take the shot farther from the sizing you want so you have options for compositions and cropping when editing.
Choose Timing Wisely
Shooting at the right time of day can make or break a photo. Natural light always makes your photos look better and direct sunlight will create shadows or distort the colors of your food. You also don’t want it to be too dark outside as the flash will make reflections and glares.
Props help tell the story and they add depth to your photos—just make sure you don’t overdo it. Pay attention to the plates, napkins, and utensils, and remember to garnish the dish.