Found an interesting article on Mashable this morning on how to take the best food photography. I’m not great at it. I don’t have a great camera, nor do I have the right lighting in my house. My light bulbs are a little yellow and because I do most of my cooking at night, the photos look a little washed out. After reading this, I’m out to get some white bulbs and a decent camera!
Top 4 tips for creating good food photos (according to the article)
- Styling the plate. Plan ahead to buy garnishes, have the right plates on hand, think about the composition of your plate.
- Setting your camera. Use ‘macro mode’ where possible and avoid a flash. If you have a fancy camera, which I don’t, set at a high ISO and quick shutter speed.
- Composing the shot. Select the single most interesting thing on the plate and make that the focus.
- Flash Do’s and Dont’s. Avoid using a flash where you can as it will just wash out the food. If light is dim and a flash is definitely needs, try pointing it upwards to bounce the light off the ceiling for a more natural effect.
Now to go and get myself one of those fancy camera things…
Check out Samsung’s original content about photography here.