Food bloggers are a fast growing community and have taken the web world by storm. People prefer to trust food blogs more than professional chef’s websites, as bloggers always give them a more personal account of cooking or experiencing food.
Rarely would you find a food blog which does not have photographs of food in it. For dishes to look appetizing, food bloggers these days go the extra mile to hone up their photography skills and supplement text with amazing pictures.
If you are a blogger, writing about food, then here are 15 important tips you need to keep in mind while photographing food.
1. Use natural light for photographing food, preferably around a window.
2. Do not use your camera’s built-in flash. If you have to, then use external flashes or bounce light.
3. Keep the area around the food clutter-free.
4. Understand the functioning of your camera properly.
5. Use depth of field while photographing food. You can also use Bokeh method of clicking pictures for extra effect.
6. Adjust white balance before shooting for better pictures of the dish.
7. Pay attention to food styling, as attractively presented food always photographs well.
8. Get up close and capture the colour and texture of the dish.
9. Serve food in proper tableware, so that it looks good and presentable.
10. Pay attention to what kind of background there is, and whether an alternative one will work better.
11. Serve small portions of the food, so that the focus remains on the food rather than it’s volume.
12. Photograph food the moment it gets off the burner, for in a couple of minutes, it is going to lose it’s texture and look soggy.
13. Veggies look best when a little undercooked, as this way, they retain most of their natural colour, which looks good in photos.
14. Always get more than one photo of a dish, from every possible angle.
15. Post process, or edit photos using a good photo editing software.
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