Between blogs, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, everybody’s a food photographer these days. But not everyone is a good food photographer.
It doesn’t take much, though, to make your food photos appetizing. Just consider different angles, lighting and composition. Since taking food photos is part of our job, we’re all for helping advance the art form.
We’ve picked the brains of some professionals to help you become a better food photographer. Here is their advice.
Tip 1: Play with angles in finding best composition.
Tip 2: Use a window for natural lighting. For an impromptu reflector, hang a white napkin over two glasses.
Tip 3: Lacking natural light? Use lighting apps on your smart phone for extra lighting.
Tip 4: Utilize your apps. Try the iPhone and Hipstamatic App to take shots of favorite drinks, entrees or desserts. Hipstamatic ($1.99) released a pack called the “Foodie SnapPak designed to make your iPhone food shots look great. It creates a shallow depth of field so that there’s some dimension to an otherwise flat smartphone shot.