Food makes an excellent subject for still life photography
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Stop wasting time taking flat and lifeless photos. You can gain recognition for your photography if your photos are noticed.
These days, food makes an excellent subject for still life photography. You can achieve some incredibly artistic results even with your smartphone.
But great food photography means more than just snapping what’s on your dinner plate.
Natural light is the key to creating beautiful still life photos. Always shoot your food pictures in natural daylight rather than under artificial lighting.
If you illuminate your food with an artificial light such as a lamp, it’s likely to create an ugly orange or yellow colour cast in your photo.
When the weather is warm, you could try photographing your food outside. But avoid shooting in bright sun as it can cause exposure problems.
Camera-mounted flashes are pretty much off-limits for food photographers; pouring in light front-on will flatten your dish and dispel any delicate natural shadows that were present beforehand.
When shooting 360-degree photos, it’s best to use a tripod so there’s less chance of a blurred image. If using a smartphone, turn on your HDR setting to achieve richer colours.
It’s a myth that you need a super-wow camera to take nice photographs. Go create something unique and showcase more stellar pics in the New Year.
And do not forget to share your photos on your social network, possibly with proper hashtags.
Travel and food photography don’t just reflect an experience, they’re stories waiting to be told.