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?
- 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)
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.