How to take a good picture of food
Making good photos is important especially if you want to deliver clearly what you offer to audiences. With clear and fresh photos you will sell better, faster and your ‘menu’ becomes attractive to watch. No expensive cameras, no worries. You do not have to have expensive cameras to make a good and mouthwatering pictures. Make use of your phone and follow the below tips on how to take a good picture for food. You’re the chef, stylist, and the photographer.
- Use a neutral background
When shooting a food photo, the background is very important. If the background is too colorful, people’s focus will be drawn away from your food. Using a neutral background photo allows to place maximum attention to the food scene. Also avoid unnecessary rubbish around your product.
- Use day light lighting
Light is the key to creating beautiful photos. Day light is the best when it comes to capture objects. Always shoot your food pictures in natural daylight rather than under artificial lighting. Try not to use flash. With day light, you can show the real colours of the food, plates, or background.
- Choose the angle
Think about food’s size, shape, height and what is unique about it. Then place the camera where you think best highlights these qualities. Some dishes look great when you shoot from right in front of the food, and others are best suited when the you are looking down from directly above the table.
- Honour the accident
If you’re taking a slice from a cake and a few crumbs fall onto the table, it might be worth leaving them there. It can special be a charm and more attractive for the viewer.
So, don’t wait any longer, grab your tool and start capturing!