A food photographer is an expert who takes a picture of a food in such a way that the viewer can smell a dish, taste it with his eyes and feel the textures. His job is to photograph food and compose it in such a way that they are equal to a thousand unspoken words. They should look super delicious even if they are a bit close to what they taste like. An appetizing and delicious looking picture can make you feel hungry, such is the impact of food photography.
1. Capture the as much colors as you can: Even seen or noticed how restaurants display their food pictures? They add garnish to enhance the the overall look and add color to the dish. Colors make your dish look delicious and fresh. Shooting in HDR ensures that you do not miss any colors. Working with fresh ingredients allow you to capture the best shots of your food. Add few sprigs of cilantro to your salsa or a lemon wedges to your ice-tea. The added colors will make your dish look more appealing and appetizing.
2. Use natural light : The ingredient that works best for your food photography is the natural light and lots of it. By saying 'lots of it' we do not intend to mean direct sunlight. Natural light makes your food look beautiful, tempting, appetizing and delicious. you should avoid direct sunlight on your food as it causes harsh shadows which is not good for your photos.
3. Find textures : Including crusts, creams, chopped nuts etc in your photo adds dimension and interest. Textures are really important for food photography. Capturing details of a dish will make your image look composed and thought out. As Matt Hardy (a famous photographer) said "Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph."
4. Try different angles : Taking shots from varied angles will help you shoot better. There might be a dish / food that look average from the top of it, whereas it may look lip-smacking from the side angle. So put digital photography in use and click as many pictures as you can from various angles.
5. Be clear. Reduce focal point blur - You'll never want a blurred focal point for you food picture, would you? A focal point is the portion or section of your photograph that you want your viewers to look at or pay attention to. It is the point where their eyes are drawn to. It may be a whole cookies or a chopped nut on it. your focal point should always be sharp and clear.
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