Tips for Food Photography

 Tips for Food Photography  

Those who love food, cannot stop them from watching the tempting pictures on the news feed, also try to capture the best version of their food. If you have also decided to capture some ravishing photos of the delicious food then you are in the right place.

Tips for Food Photography

Here I am going to give you some tips for food photography.

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Inspire yourself by giving a few minutes every day to look at the other food photographers’ work. For this, you can simply follow some dedicated and famous photography accounts and get new ideas about the types of photos. You also can check popular photography hashtags on Instagram, Facebook, or other social media if you don’t know any famous photographer. But you should search daily for being up-to-date.

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Keep the Food Fresh

If the meal you capture doesn’t seem fresh then no one will be attracted by it. The meal should look fresh enough to feel like it was prepared just before you photographed it. You will lose your viewer if they find the food soggy and imperfect.

Keep the Food Fresh

You can avoid this situation easily by paying attention to the foods’ shelf life and freshness. Don’t cut or wash the fruits long before capturing. Put them in the refrigerator covering with a wet napkin and make them ready just before shooting.

Also, while capturing cooked dishes, try to serve or plate them when you are ready to take the pictures.

Explore Natural Light

While photographing food, I always try to maintain perfect light as it creates the main appearance after all. Search for natural light always, it will give the photo a great level. Therefore, poor light usage will doom your story as well as turn off the audience.

Natural Light

If your kitchen doesn’t have much light, go to the porch or the yard that gives a perfect shine. Also, don’t forget to use a diffusor if the sunshine is so bright that it burns your photo. I prefer a piece of cloth or paper for this purpose.

Use a Good Tripod


We often ignore the tripod, thinking it as an extra expense. But believe me, every penny is worth for a tripod. Not only it will help you to avoid the camera shakes, but also it will help you to revise your picture composition with different positions. It is very effective for some photos that are impossible to capture with the bare device. So, grab one before it’s too late.

Compose with Props

Props are very necessary for food and food photography. While the viewer can be bored by watching the food photographs with a gloomy background, props can add visual appeal and strengthen your images. Normally, the raw ingredients are used to surround your cooked dishes like spices, vegetables, or sometimes utensils.

Flowers, fabrics, herbs, sauces, leaves, or books also give an elegant vibe to your images if used perfectly. Make a story with these ingredients to give a nice pattern to the viewers. You can test the visuality by changing them at first until you are satisfied.

Color Is Important

Have you ever thought of delicious food with black and white? Not at all! Food looks attractive when it has its’ tempting color. Try to express the actual color of the food in the photographs.

For this, you can use two types of props, one is neutral tones and another is contrasting tones. In this way, the food will be more focused and the whole attention will go to it. You have to choose wisely that what kind of props you want to use to your dish as well as what will catch viewers’ sight.

Choose the Right Angle

In food photography, it’s very critical to decide the angle. Some food looks better from the top, some look good form side view, some look good from a 45-degree angle. So, it’s your job to find out the angle that suits the particular food you want to capture. Keep your props ready and start exploring right after the food arrives at its place.

Right Angle for photography

Perfectly Edit It

This is the last tip and the important one. Don’t post the photo without retouching it or editing it. Adjust the light composition, the angle, brightness, contrast before you put the photo on Instagram stories.

You don’t eat a raw potato then why post a raw photo! Anyway, it isn’t a crime but people will feed the photos if they are more attractive. So, put a little effort into using a photo editing software for editing the photos. Or if you don’t able to edit you can take some help from some photo editing company like clipping way.

I hope, you got all the tips for food photography to start as a beginner. Now, start exploring the world of food photography with the device you got.

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