Food connects us all; it is a beautiful spread of colours, scintillating aroma and a delight to the soul. Weddings are a celebration with a lavish spread of food for guests. It is also amazing to see how food is presented and styled for the wedding, it is pure innovative, decorative and exquisite. As an amateur photographer, who is quite like a storyteller trying to capture the client’s story on the big day, you would wish to capture the food connections. There is so much to photo shoot on the big day, and here are a few tips for you, which will help for the photo shoot:
Wedding Food Photography tips for an amateur
1. Vary angles
As you master your basics, you will get that intuition to photograph your subjects. Food photography at weddings has the same principle at heart. For a good range of clicks, you can explore and vary angles. Try a high viewpoint capturing of subjects, you can try tilting the camera or trying a close-up of the subjects, this will give you a good range of clicks.
As a photographer, build and follow your inner instincts, they are mostly right. Explore backdrops for the food you are about to capture. Tablescapes make food more vibrant and interesting to capture. So remember to keep tablescapes in the frame while focusing on food, which you wish to capture.
Food as main subjects would hold the main focal point. But you could also try and keep the menu as the main subject with the food arrangements as the backdrop. This would have the menu as a memory keepsake for your clients.
4. Tripod usage
You could try using a tripod for some steady and perfect shots. Whenever you wish to get close-ups of the main subjects, a tripod would most definitely come in handy. Usage of tripod would enable you to capture some sharp and creative shots.
5. Lighting and composition
Lighting will always play an important role and natural lighting is always the best. Try and use back lighting to food, which will give you an interesting perspective. Try and avoid the usage of flash. And adjust the white balance. Explore the settings to create a good composition. And have fun clicking!