Food photography is the art of giving an attractive and fresh look to the food captured in the photos. Food is an important part of living and hence, it becomes very much important for the people involved in the marketing of food items to give always a real and fresh look because neither the smell nor the taste can be captured on a page, but the texture of food can be easily kept for long using photography, which will always give the natural look, texture and freshness to the viewer of the photo and attract towards it.
SUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF LIGHT
Having abundance of light in sufficient amount gives the photo a real touch, just like other types of photography, light plays an important part in food photography because poor amount of light will surely make the look of the food in the photo very dull and dry. Light provides good dimension to the photo which is very important to keep in mind for food photography otherwise useless.
Angle and focus
Since we are related to food photography, hence it becomes very important to maintain a good angle and focus of the camera. Generally the photo looks best when taken at close range. Try to shoot the picture at a angle to give to give the illusion of three dimensions. Either you are shooting at a close or from a far range, above or below, up or down, please maintain a good angle and focus to give the look of the food in the photo a natural look.
It is very important to capture the image at a good speed, since it is natural that the cooked food would release its heat at a very fast speed, which will definitely change the texture and color of the food. For ex- the melting speed of ice is very high because it is its natural phenomenon, so in order to make a good photo it becomes necessary to capture the image at a high speed, so that the natural beauty in the photo of the object can be maintained.
Create a good background scene
Making a good photo is nothing but an art, so it becomes very much important to decorate the background where the food is kept, so that the beauty of the image gets increase and make the food photo more attractive and appreciable.
Make sure the food looks gorgeous and healthy
Only cooking good food does not increases its value or appetite of the eater, but also it is necessary that plate where the food is kept should be made to look like beautiful models or clothes, this will give the whole scene an immense charm to the photo. FOR ex- decorating the food item with salads and eatable colors etc. for a perfect and charming photo, which will keep the food item in the photo always fresh and natural.
Hope these useful tips would definitely help you to understand and take better and clear images of foods and help you in food photography.