If you’ve browsed Pinterest, Instagram, or even Facebook, then you know some people just have the knack for posting the best food photos. Want to make your food photos mouth watering? In this article, we will share 10 best food photography tips for beginners.
How To Take Photos Of Your Food?
Now that everyone has a camera, we like to capture moments specially the ones that makes us happy.Food photography is one of those things that you can do as a hobby or even as a professional.
If you take photos of food for any client, then you have to know everything about food photography. On the other hand, knowing how to take good food photos can make you popular among your friends as well.
1) NATURAL LIGHT.
If you have one of those built-in flashes on your camera… I’m sorry. It’s useless. In fact, that’s the most common weapon used in order to commit food murder. If we were playing Clue, it would sound like…
Me, in the kitchen, with the built-in camera flash.
Those overhead high-hat lights you have turned on in your kitchen. Yea, those are no bueno either.
The #1 way to improve your food photography? Find great light.
My wife and I just moved into a new house. The first thing I did with my camera was test out the light in numerous different rooms and windows at various times of day. It’s amazing how utterly different the food looks in different areas and at different times.
The way the sun enters your home. The size of your windows. How many windows you have in the room. Heck, even the paint color on your walls can influence your photographs.
Get the lighting right, and your photos will instantly improve.
Personally, I enjoy light that is pointed and one directional (lighting the food from the left, right, or behind). When light comes from every direction, such as a place in your house with windows on several sides of the room, the image never seems to come out as well for me. There’s a tiny window in our kitchen that I thought was going to be absolutely useless, but it’s actually one of my favorite spots to shoot.
The light is super pointed, so it’s fun to play around with illuminating just a specific part of my frame. Once you find that great light, remember that you can manipulate it with black foam core boards (to block light from hitting certain areas of your frame) and white foam core boards (to bounce light back into the frame and fill out some shadows).
2) USE A TRIPOD AND REMOTE TRIGGER.
One of the biggest things I’ve changed in my food photography over the last year? Consistently using a tripod and remote trigger.
A while back, I felt like using a tripod was majorly annoying and limiting. It was a pain in the rear to set up, and if I wanted to photograph at a different angle, I needed to adjust the entire tripod. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
But honestly, the extra 60 seconds it takes for me to set up my tripod has made a tremendous difference. With the camera in a fixed position, I can work on setting up the frame exactly how I see it in my head.