How can you improve your food shoot and ensure the food item remains the hero element? What cutlery to use and what background to pick?

Food Photo Steps
Food Photo Set up
  1. The Dish: Take a look at your prepared dish? What are the prominent colors? If you are shooting a pie, try to pick the less cooked one (over cooked food will look too dark on the camera)
  2. Background: Anything, from a nice ceramic tiles, to a large tray can serve as a background. Get curious look around your house. Napkins can also serve as a cool background but pick the one with simple patterns. Or get inspired and check here our Food Props Collection.
  3. Daylight: The best way to take a food shot when you have the minimal tools is to stick to daylight. You will avoid shadows and you will be able to get that warm homey feeling
  4. Angle: Our favorite is definitely 45degrees angle. But lets keep things simple and use a top angle. You might need to get you a wider angle
  5. Camera: We use a cool, a light handy camera the Canon Powershot G12 and then use some cool apps to give it that little touch…we enjoy using Snapseed
  6. Art: No art was created overnight …so be patient, try again, don’t copy others, be original and keep in mind this quote: The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls- Pablo Picasso…so take this moment to meditate, believe in the beauty of your food picture and you will be surprised how much you can do.

You can also take a tour and visit our Art and Concept section or drop us a question here.


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