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How to Take Delicious Food Photos

June 6th, 2016

food photographyFood photography is fun and it looks very impressive when done the right way. But making food look delicious in a photo is not as simple as taking a photo of your plate. In this post we’re going to share with you a few tricks that will help you take appetizing photos of any food.

Avoid Using Flash

When you’re shooting food, it’s best to avoid using flash because it will make the food in the photo look flat and artificial because all the little natural shadows will be gone. Your best bet is to use natural light.

Use a Tripod

If you’re following our first bit of advice and taking food photos without a flash using natural light, you really need a tripod. A tripod will help you stabilize your camera and avoid blurry and shaky photos when the lighting is not ideal. This is especially true for dSLRs when the exposure is set for longer than 1/60 of a second. You can find reasonably priced tripods on Amazon.

Find a Good Angle

Like every other subject, food will look its best in your photo when you take your shot from the right angle. Try to experiment and take photos from different angles. For example, some dishes look their best when the photo is taken directly from above, while others look stunning when the photo is taken from the side. Shoot several photos of the same recipe from different angles and then keep the best ones.

Respect the Color Theory

The color theory is just as valid for food photography as for anything else. If possible, add some complementing colors to your shots to make them look appetizing. You can read more about the color theory in this post.

We hope that these tips will help you take great food photos which you will share on DropShots!

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