Professional Food Photography Tips for Beginners

It’s all about the light! My best tip for beginners is to grow awareness of the strength of the light & how it catches the food & learn to adjust proportionately. Here are some tips for making started.

Choose the right image format

If you want to show your image like a professional then must have to choose a raw format other than jpeg format. In the raw images, you can edit your image according to your choice you can easily manage image brightness, contrast, color balance, in the raw images.

Take photos Under Natural Light or in-studio setup light

  • Do not use overhead lights or inbuilt camera flash for taking food pictures that flashlight make your image flat then they will not look attractive or dramatic look.

Move around to find the best light source

  • Don’t feel restricted to taking photos in your kitchen. Maybe the light is best in your bedroom in the morning, & in your living room in the midday. according to us, you must choose artificial light like Harison studio light setup or another studio setup for taking the best food photography images.

Try to take photos from various angles

  • In food photography, it’s mandatory to know which food looks more attractive in which angle it depends on food for example if your food is flat like a pizza so it looks more attractive in top shorts. and if you are shooting a burger then that will not look visible in top short so it is mandatory to understand to know how your food will look more visible just you have to identify then that picture looks like a professional.

Avoid Busy Background

  • If that napkin, spoon, or busy background setting does not add to the photo, it detracts from the photo your food setting should be in a unique style. Focus on what is most important, but don’t zoom in so close that observers can’t understand what the food is.

Common Food Photography Issues

Discouraged by how your food photos are rolling out? Read on for potential solutions.

Your photos look blurry

Blurry photos are caused by a camera shake. Solutions include: 

  • Hold your camera more constant avoid shaking.
  • Use a tripod with a tripod that makes your camera more stable than freehand.
  • Use a faster shutter speed, which will opening up your aperture or moving to an area with more light, or 4) raise your ISO to decrease the amount of light required..

Your colors aren’t true to life

  • When you’re editing your photos, if your plate of food looks so blue, yellow shady, pink, green, or containing more colors, use lightroom or photoshop software for adjusting the white balance tool to fix it! Colors come quickly when the white balance is set properly. 

If you shoot in RAW format, you’ll have a simpler time changing color balance later & make your image more effective. 

Your photos just don’t look like professional food photographers

  • Professional food photographers use 50mm 35mm, 100mm lenses & which allows them to zoom their photo and gives a good depth of field to highlight the subject of the photo. Then they use photography software to pinch the contrast, levels, brightness, & sharpness of their photos. Sometimes rare little edits can make a photo pop.

 

 

 

5 Comments

  1. Such an amazing blog post. I also wanna be a professional photographer and I am exploring photography material on google I found your blog I really love your blog and am encouraging you to write more blogs that can help us.

  2. Thank you sir for this blog post. I want to learn food photography from beginner level, and also I am following you on Instagram… I have learned a lot of things from you. Really, you are very professional in food & product photography. Keep it up.

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