Here I want to sum up some of the things that I have learnt about the technical side food photography, and the methods I use when shooting.
Vary the camera angle
For the most part I take at least 3 different angles of my food moving from the front to 45-degree angle then above it. This can also include use of wider shots or close up and macro shots. Use the different angles to enhance the feature and texture of the food. Continue reading
In my last food photography post I talked about using light, this time I want to build on that and show some examples of how to create different moods in your food photography. The three main areas that I work with when setting the mood for my photo are basically the use of each of the areas I have talked about in the last three posts in this series. Continue reading
Once you have set up your space for doing food photography another important thing to look at is what props you will use. This will depend on the style and mood you are trying to create and what will suit the food you are presenting. Continue reading
Over the last year and a half I have learnt a lot about food photography and how to make it work in my living room or kitchen while stumbling over toys and fighting off the kids from taking a sample before I’ve managed to capture it. Continue reading
This weekend I spoiled myself by going to Taste of Auckland, a food festival and participate in the Canon Food Photography Studio. Food photographer Lottie Hedley was on site to guide us through the process and Little Bird Organics gave us some incredible foods to shoot.
One of the passions that has developed as I’ve become more serious about photography is food photography. I tend towards one or two certain styles in my food photography so I thought I would challenge myself a little and try to expand my styles a little. Continue reading