5 Tips for taking picture-perfect food photos

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Food photography is one the most exciting and appetizing experience for anyone who may or may not be a professional photographer. Many people develop it as a hobby and many pursue it as a profession. And there are thousands who just casually photograph food. No matter what category you fall in, you can still improve your food photography skills. To do so, you don't have to mug up manuals and tutorials. Just following some tips and a little practice can help you improve your food photography. With the tips listed below you'll be able to take picture-perfect Food photos and make people drool at them.

Taking picture-perfect food photos is not rocket science. Just a little knowledge and tricks can do the wonders. So here are the tips you've been looking to improve your food photography skills.

1. Use natural light as much as possible : Natural light is the key for photographing food. It works as a potion for you food photographs. The food in natural light looks fresh and all the colors come out really well. Even if you use artificial light to lit up your food, make sure it is not too harsh or bright. make it look as natural as you can.

2. Capture the details and texture of your dish : Textures and details of your dish works as an appetizer. Use sauces and garnishes to add color to your dish. Or you can also experiment adding some colorful paper napkins or accessories around. But make sure they don't steal away the focus from your dish.

3. Be quick : The faster you take pictures of the food, the fresher it will look. Cold, congealed meat and wilted salads just don’t look good and appetizing.

4. Preparation : If possible take some shots of the process or food preparation. Sometimes it is as interesting as the finished dish.

5. Color balance : If possible, add a dash of color to your dish by using something in your garnish. Like chopped coriander in salad, a dollop of creme in your soup, crushed nuts over the cookie etc.

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