Basic Things To Know Before Getting Into Food Photography

By: James Moser Commercial Lending 1 Follower


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There are more than a dozen genres that are defined for photography. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, you can familiarize yourself with a category of your choice or according to your interests. Food photography belongs to the genre of still life photography and is used to take still life photos of food. This category falls under commercial photography and the final edition is used in advertisements. The practice of photographing food developed from above into fascinating and artfully narrow-angled shots. There is a great demand from food photography professionals for advertising and product profiling. Food stylists have ample opportunity to make money in this area. So if you’re trying to step in, you should have the skill and the artistic brain. Here you can find out what else you need.

Photo equipment:

 You are a beginner. So there is no need to start with expensive gears. Choose some basic tools based on your needs and budget. Some basic equipment: camera with suitable lenses, tripod and side arm, reflector, scrim material, lighting, cables, spray bottle, props. 

Set a delicious theme:

If you have a photo that whets your appetite, you win. Prepare yourself for a subject that looks delicious. It is not easy to do. Bring some fresh ingredients, follow proper preparation and the most important thing is to prepare the composition. All of these things are related to your sense of creativity.

Adjust light:

Every single aspect of an object, when clearly visible with light color and shape, tells us that that image is perfect. Just remember that you are gentle and smart enough with lights. Learn angles of light, the use of light to get depth, how to use shadows, etc. When you are expert enough and know how to use daylight, choose natural light. Figure out the best time to get sunlight through your doors. You can ensure all of these things as you practice.

Create a portfolio:

You want to become a professional food photographer. Having a strong portfolio is essential for your clients to shortlist you for their work. Ideally, you should have a website and a book to demonstrate your creativity. 

These aspects are most important to a professional food photographer. Aside from the above information, you should also have a knowledge of lenses, camera angles, use of props (knife, wine glass, stand, cutlery, cutting board, etc.), depth of field, use of tripod and color calibration, and use of camera functions (ISO, aperture, shutter speed etc.). The most important thing is your creativity and your interest in the subject. If you are genuinely interested and confident enough to sell yourself, go for it.

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James Moser

Hi, My name is james Moser. I have done my degree in marketing from University of California. I am working as an executive in afastcompany.com since last 3 years.

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