Inspiration February 24, 2012 4:51 pm

Accomplish Great Results in Food Photography through its Guidelines and Tips

Are you interested in learning about food photography? If you are, then you have to finish reading this article for you to be able to obtain some of the introductory tips.

You have to visit any bookstore and go directly to the cook book section, and right there, you will find a very overwhelming array of books that are being filled with mouthwatering recipes and the very stunning photography of the meals that is being written about. You can see lots of colorful heaps of vegetables that are drizzled with rich sauces placed on a white plate over the gleaming table settings—you probably know these shots. Sometimes, the true focus of these cook books is the photography and the recipe that is written beside it only takes the secondary role. There are things that an aspiring food photographer must learn before he gets such great results in the food that he photographed.

You have to make sure that the food you are going to get some photograph is well lighted. The best place where you can take your shot near a windowpane where there are ample of natural light, this can keep the food to look more natural. You can also support it with flash that bounced to a wall or ceiling to be able to give you a more reasonable lighting that slash out the shades. You must not forget to pay attention to other elements like the glass, fork, napkin or a flower. We call these things as props which are being placed in derivative positions the foreground of your shot. You need to shoot quickly on the food after it’s been cooked before it collapses and changes its color. You also need to style the food that you are going to take some shots. You must pay attention on the food balance and use leading lines and the rule of thirds. And lastly, you must enhance it. Employing all of these can give you great results in food photography.

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