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HOW TO GET GOOD AT FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

Whether for your own food blog, as an illustration for an individually created cookbook, for sharing in social networks such as Facebook, Twitter & Co. or Instagram. You can also ‘buy Instagram views‘ to help you with your views.  Especially if you as a hobby chef want to eat your own creation after the recording, the preparation and above all the preparation of the culinary delicacies must be coordinated with the photo shoot.

VISUALLY APPEALING GOODS

Especially if you want to document the cooking as a process or decorate the finished dish with fresh food, you should buy visually perfect goods, so that your photos look particularly delicious. Fruits and vegetables should have no pressure points and should be fresh and crisp, so that the viewer prefers to bite into it immediately.

KITCHEN EQUIPMENT FOR MORE VARIETY

What is clear is that your food is the central item in your pictures. But the same plate on the same ground can become very boring for your viewers over time. As a passionate cook, over the years, mostly great kitchen gadgets and beautiful dishes accumulate.

  • Serving spoon
  • Carafes
  • Dip bowls
  • Wooden board
  • Vintage Porcelain
  • Trays
  • Round, angular, oval plates
  • Wine glasses from robust to fine
  • One-way bottles

FRESHNESS NOT ONLY WITH THE INGREDIENTS

Colorful and to bite your dish should look in the photos? Then you have to photograph it fresh. Especially in photos, food and prepared meals quickly look unsightly. Therefore, you should prepare everything as much as possible and then shoot your pictures quickly. So you can enjoy your food warm.

USE COMPLEMENTARY COLORS

Not only different shapes, but also colors accentuate your artwork on the plate. The world of food offers us a powerful play of colors, which we should also use. For example, a great harmony is created when using complementary colors such as red & green! Every tomato dish looks even more appetizing using fresh green herbs! Eggplants also offer a good contrast to yellow foods such as polenta or other yellow corn products with their sometimes bright to strong violet tone.

A SUITABLE CONCEPT

As in normal photography, you can work with a fixed concept and capture your dish and the emergence according to this concept in pictures. Light, props and ingredients can then orientate themselves on it. You can create interesting and meaningful images if, for example, you follow a specific color concept that is reflected in the food and the decoration.

THE ORIGIN STORY

Whether for your food blog, your own cookbook or simply as a reminder: not only the final result of your work is of interest to the viewer of your food photography, but also the process! Don’t forget to pay attention to the great ingredients in the raw state, because nothing is more exciting than a successful transformation!

VEGETABLES WITH BITE

You can see in a picture that vegetables are crisp. Bright colors such as green asparagus or broccoli appear more intense in images and literally stimulate the appetite. Therefore, you should not only buy your dishes fresh, but also gently cook them to get appearance and color. You don’t cook potatoes at all and put them off briefly under cold water, then they don’t become greasy on the outside and look more handsome on the finished picture.

PREPARE SET-UP AND TAKE SAMPLE PHOTOS

Once you’ve found a suitable environment for your dish, recreate the entire scenery with other items. With espresso cups, tasting seames or other small things, you can recreate the arrangement on the plate and snap the first sample photos. You can also check that your plate is perfectly lit and that you have chosen a matching image cutout and shooting angle. If this is the case, nothing can surprise you when photographing the real food.

KNOW YOUR CAMERA

In addition to food, the camera is one of the most important things in food photography. In order to exploit all potential, you should familiarize yourself with it and know all the features. If you are unsure, visit a course at a public education center or read through the countless great photography blogs, in which you get all sorts of important information.