We all love to click photographs. We love it a little more when it’s a plate of yummy food and quickly post it on facebook. Isn’t it? And the most unfortunate thing is that even when the meal was yummicilious, the picture sometimes fails to look good. No need to worry. We are here to help if you love clicking pictures of food. Keep reading this blog for some excellent tips to get the best pictures of food.
Click Pictures In Natural Light
Food will look better when clicked in natural light, especially if you are using softer lights for the click. In case, if you can control the light then try to have it behind the food or you can also click from the side angle which will bring out the best texture of the food. It will also make the plate look a little flat. Don’t use flash. It looks very unnatural.
Frame Your Food
Try to get some creative angles to make the picture look more engaging. A basic smaprtphone usually don’t have as such features, but if you have a DSLR or any compact system camera then try to use a low aperture which should be around f/1.8 to f/2.8. It creates a special field effect, which gives you the option to fill the frame with food. You can use this feature to choose certain dishes which you want to stand out.
You have two options to click the picture from: get it close or fill the frame with the best dishes so that it gets all the attention. The former is definitely a great option, however if you have an awesome location you can also capture it from the front. Show your ex that you are having lunch in an expensive restaurant. 😛
A Tripod Is A Must
Okay, so it may not be one of the most obvious options- especially when you’re eating out. This is a great option if you are having an awesome home lunch on Saturday afternoon. Dim the lights or you can also use a higher aperture to make sure that the capture looks great.
Right Colour, Right Contrast & Right Saturation
Do you know about the biggest challenge when you are doing food photography? The food should look good as it’s on the plate. Give the right colour, contrast and saturation so that it looks extra delicious.
Don’t boost too much, or it will look fake. Keep all these great tips in mind to click the best picture of your food.
Happy Eating! 🙂