I have been really focused over the past month trying to learn how to take better food pictures. I was sent this amazing book Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots! This book is filled with great tips and tricks for food photography. After reading and re-reading this book I am so excited in the changes I am seeing in my food photos. I really hope you are all enjoying the new and improved photos. My goal is to continue to improve and try new things with food photography.
Here is an example of a before picture
And an after picture – Candy Corn Cupcake
The after picture I used a solid black background to really highlight the cupcakes and better font for the title. I moved the cupcake to the side of the picture to give it an off center look and grab more attention.
A few of the tricks that I learned in this book include using marbles to bring noodles and vegetables to the top of a soup bowl when photographing soup. I also learned about using different tablecloths and fabric to set the mood of the picture. Using a harvest colored fabric to make the food stand out and feel more like it is made for Fall.
I can’t wait to try more of the tricks that I learned in this book. I am researching buying a reflector to help cut down on the shadows that appear on the food when photographing it. I also love the tip of setting aside a separate bowl or plate of food to photograph. Cold food photographs better than hot food plus when you are hungry you may not take the time needed to focus on photographing the food. I am excited to try new settings and looks with our food photography in the weeks to come.