There is more to a dining experience than just the food. A good meal is the combination of a pleasant environment, nice service, and… Sure, great food. Whenever we find a place that offers the whole package, we might want to eternalize the experience in a photo. But taking pictures of food is not as easy as it sounds. Here are a few tips from professional photographers that will make your pictures go from 0 to 3 Michelin stars.
Use natural light
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Before tidying up the area you want to photograph, make sure that is a sunlit spot. Do not use overhead lights, angled lamps, or your camera’s built-in flash. All of these options will create awkward shadows that could make your photo look amateur.
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Avoid placing your subject in a messy space. If your dish is on a restaurant table, make sure there aren’t many distractions in the background. Remove extra spoons, napkins, or other items that could be distracting.