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Are you one of those people that take a photo of your food before you eat, especially when it’s particularly nicely presented?  This post is going to be full of awesome food photography tips and tricks. You’ve been warned! Below are some tips of producing creative food shots and a little quick tips for you who’d like to get started.

Golden Rule

Practice Makes Perfect – just like the title says!

 

1. Lighting is Number one

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Practice Makes Perfect #1: Lightning Matters

Rule number one is lighting, but using FLASH IS A BIG NO! Remember that a good light will create an awesome food photo. Always know what you want to accomplish, if the light were too harsh it would create shadows on your subject. But don’t you worry, when that happen you just have to diffuse the light 🙂

2. Beautiful Ingredients

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Practice Makes Perfect #02: The Usage of Real Food

Use everything natural as much as possible. In this case, use real food. This makes the viewers understand and related. Note that fresh ingredients are the key to a good food photograph. If the skin looks scarred or damaged, please do take it out or angle it in such way so people won’t see the bad side.

3. Show it Cooking

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Practice Makes Perfect #03: Human Element gives Authenticity

Showing the cooking process include chopping the vegetables, stirring in the pot helps people understand the final image. By adding a hand stirring a pot or a hand holding a plate gives a human touch which make the process looks real and appealing to the viewers. Sometimes, it’s not just about the end result.

 

4. Keep it Peachy

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Practice Makes Perfect #04: Pristine Look, noted

Get your tissue ready, or anything! The plates must be absolutely 100% pristine, clean, and flaw free. When you shoot up close, any imperfections will show up. This would cause the dish looks messy yet incomplete.

5. Vary Your Camera Angle as Practice Makes Perfect

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Practice Makes Perfect #05: Play Different Angle

Get creative and try to show it in a different way. ¾ angle is a nice angle, but the food has to lead you to it. If your food has height, a side shot is a great option. Varying a camera angle is important so that you can pair the photos together. Same camera angle over and over can lead a boredom to viewers.

Prepare to Wrap

These are some of best tips and tricks we can offer about food photography. You can see more of awesome tricks here! Note that you don’t necessarily need a super fancy camera to take appealing food photos, always push yourself and think outside of your comfort zone, Lastly remember that as :

“Practice Makes Perfect” 

 

Thanks for reading, Digital Noobs!

 

 

 


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