Food photos: Show your dishes to the world
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After putting so much love, passion and flavor to our plate, before finishing it in 5 minutes, isn’t it nice to do a photo shoot? One that reminds us of how much we are improving in our recipes to the point that we make them ours.
Also, if we want to take a photo of our food, then we can share it with everyone on our social networks. Do we take advantage of the technology of our smartphones? To get our hidden food styling out, we share some gastronomic photography tips that you must take into account to immortalize your dishes.
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The light, your ally
Whether natural or artificial light, it is important. Natural light will help you to give your photography naturalness, it can come from a window or any space where light comes in from outside. Take advantage of using this light input to generate a shadow that helps you give volume to your food photos, this is definitely my favorite type of lighting.
If otherwise, you do not have a light input or you made a night plate, then use a flash, it can be from another cell phone or a flashlight, try placing a white cloth on top so that it is not so hard or bounce the light with Wall. Surely this additional light will help you remove the shadow generated by the normal focus.
The angle in which you take the photo helps a lot to make it more attractive and of course, exquisite. I really like to take my photos from above, that is to say from above, so that it can be seen in its entirety. And if I have more than one plate, I like it even more, because you can see how it has been served and the occasional extra decoration element.
If you are not a fan of the zeniths, the lateral option works very well, it helps to highlight everything that it composes and that it is more noticeable. Don’t just experiment with the angles and with this, in the depth of field.
Focus on what you want to see
When I talk about depth of field, I’m also talking about focus, because it’s intended to be sharp in front and blurry in back. Remember that the protagonist is the plate, if there were some other elements, which are not important, these may go back and a little out of focus. Do you try
For example, if we have a big hamburger, we definitely have to take the photo sideways because the important elements are there. And if there are sauces, drinks or other things in the environment that can be distracting, let’s take advantage of the blur to give more depth to the photo.
The background, the basis of the protagonist
The base on which the plate is is very important, the atmosphere and quality that can give your photo is incredible. My suggestion is to use a neutral background, this will help your gaze fall more on the plate than on the background.
Try that what is in the background, whether you are in a lateral or overhead shot, keep order and cleanliness. Even more so if your style is minimalist!
Tells a story
With the background, also comes a story. Everything you have experienced during the preparation can be included in your photos. All the elements that have been used, such as the utensils and the plate that you choose to serve, are important and help you to tell what you experienced in the kitchen.
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Give your photography a style, put all these elements together and enjoy the process. Cooking and photography are arts that can be brought together, they help you to form something precious that you can share but, also, it stimulates you to remember everything you lived through in preparation.
If you want to delve into food photography, here is an opportunity.
Let’s do it!