Are you a crazy foodie just like me ? Looking for the food photography tips ? So You are here at the right place . Here i have listed the best possible ideas for everyone who wants to increase their food photography skills. So Go ahead have a look at the tips.
1. Go White
There are very few foods and props that don’t work with white. I started out with only white plates because I was trying to learn so many things, I wanted to remove as many variables as possible and crockery was an easy one to simplify. The few times I tried to use coloured crockery in the beginning were an outright disaster!
So while it’s easy to get bored of white plates, it’s always safe to fall back onto white crockery. So have a solid collection of plain white crockery.
2. Keep Plates Plain
For plates, start off with plain ones with no ridges, just a smooth surface.
Plates with patterns and ridges are gorgeous, so don’t get me wrong. They can look fabulous and add interest and tone to photos. But it does require a more practiced eye to make sure that bright patterns on a plate compliment, rather than overpower the food.
3. Start with plain bowls with vertical or outward turning lips
There are loads of gorgeous soup bowls available. I especially love the ones with pretty etchings on the rim, with handles and edges that turn in. I haven’t invested in any yet because they are quite distinctive so I won’t be able to use them as often as the very generic but versatile bowls below. Think of winter when you’re posting lots of stews and soups!
I also find that the rim of most of those fancy soup bowls turn inwards which means less food surface is visible. Plus you need to think more about shadows on your food because inward turning ridges create more shadow.
Choose bowls that have either vertical lips or slightly outward turning ones. Bowls with wide outward turning lips are harder to photograph because there is more “bowl” that you need to fit into the frame and less food. It’s the same concept as using large plates for small amounts of food I refer to in point 2 above.
One more tip! Shallow bowls are easier to style than deep ones because there is a higher surface to height ratio.
4. Go small
A large plate with a small amount of food on it looks empty and sad unless you are specific with food placement and create interest in the empty space with a light scatter of garnish or a piece of cutlery.
On the other hand, don’t go too far the other way because if you overfill big plates, it can look like a complicated mess (think a huge pile of squiggly spaghetti….it’s too much detail to look at!!).
Generally speaking, a small plate or bowl of food is easier to style than a large platter of food, simply because there is less of it so you don’t need to worry about other factors such as:
•Breaking up / adding interest to large surface areas of similar textures/colours;
•There is less actual food to style – less garnishes required, less food to position in the “best” position to show it off.
5. Dark is good too
Second to white crockery is very dark crockery. Dark crockery looks especially fantastic when plated with light or bright coloured foods because it really makes the colour of the food pop and/or look very elegant. I also think it does wonders to create atmosphere, whether going for dark and dramatic, rustic autumn evening, or an exotic ethnic spread.
EAT SNAP SHARE 🙂 Be A Stylish Drinker !!