Food Photography Tips
After a recent food photography shoot in Edinburgh last week for Uber Eats, it occurred to me that that this would be a good time to share some tips for photographing food. For the purposes of this article, I will keep it to non-flash usage, which was the instruction I was given for the photoshoot last week. So here they are:
1. Prepare your Gear. As with all my corporate and conference photography commissions in Edinburgh and around Scotland, the first piece of advice is to prepare your gear the day before, two days if possible, to give you a day to buy batteries etc. I am sure you don’t need me to go into detail re this on this subject, that will be the subject of another article.
2. Use a tripod unless it is not possible
3. Ensure that your aperture and angle allows you to get all the food in focus, if this is the result you want.
4. Use a cable release, or remote shutter at least
5. Shoot in raw, to allow exposure changes
6. Make sure the final image is bright and inviting
7. Try and make the food glisten or shine, if time, this can be done artificially
8. Use chopsticks cutlery and herbs etc where possible to make the shoot more interesting
9. If possible try and take the photo whilst steam is emanating from the dish, where appropriate
10. Finally, eat the food, rather than waste it
Until next time