It can be tough, when you’re a new food blogger, to know where to start with your food photographs. Other bloggers seem to make it look so effortless and yet their pictures jump right out of the screen, yelling “eat me!”. So where do you begin? How do you know what to put in your photograph and, more importantly, how to photograph it? Luckily, this video focuses on just that and you’ll be up and running in no time.
I’m delighted to bring you an informational video today, courtesy of Amy from Cooking 1 Handed. Amy has filmed this great demo for us to show you what you should – and shouldn’t – do when setting up for your food-photography shoot.
In part 2 of this series, Amy shows us how she edits her photographs ready for publication on her website, using software that is totally FREE!
We’ve also got a behind-the-scenes post here, looking at one of her photography sessions in action.
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#1 Don’t zoom in too closely to the food; you want to be able to tell what it is!
#2 Think about what to put under – and behind – the main food;
#3 Pick some elements of your main dish and add them around the main dish as props;
#4 Think about what angles you want to shoot from – and the logistics of actually doing it!
#5 Use small bowls and plates so that they look brimming and bountiful;
#6 Take as many shots as you can bear so that you have flexibility come editing time;
#7 Make sure you’ve got both horizontal (landscape) and vertical (portrait) pictures to use for blogs and roundups.
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How do you set up for your shoots? Post a pic in the comments!