(I)Tips for taking great food photos
It’s all about the light! My best tip for beginners is to become aware of the intensity of the light and how it hits the food, and learn to adjust accordingly. Furthermore
- Take photos under natural light. Do not use your built-in flash. Ever!
- Move around to find the best light source. Don’t feel confined to taking photos in your kitchen.
- Minimize clutter. When it comes to styling, if that spoon/napkin/busy background doesn’t add to the photo, it detracts from the photo. Focus on what is most important but don’t zoom in so much that viewers can’t tell what the food is.
- Adjust the white balance when necessary. When you’re editing your photos, if your plate of food looks very blue, yellow, magenta or green, use your white balance tools to fix it! Colors come alive when the white balance is set properly.
Tripods: A good tripod is also nice to have.