Just like any form of photography, whether it is maternity, newborn photography, wedding or commercial photography, food photography too, has its own features. Being a food photographer in Miami, I would like to share them with you.
First and foremost, you need to take
the photo shooting seriously, as if it were food from high end restaurants. Do
not think that if a burger costs only $6, it is not worth being photographed in
a beautiful way. Just remember they are in demand!
Props. Just because it is fast food,
it does not mean that it has to be served on craft paper and eaten with hands.
Not at all. We can use various accessories and utensils for photographing
sandwiches, fries, burgers and other fast food.
Various cloth napkins look great with different textures - linen, cotton, wicker, cutting boards, both, new and worn, wooden and marble, trays, and dishes. You can use forks and knives to show that fast food can be eaten in the style of fine dining. Silver plate, as well as tin utensils can be used.
Food items can serve as accessories
along with props. A twig of sweet basil or oregano, a fresh whole tomato or an
onion can add up to your photo composition.
All parts of the food should look
fresh and bright. Tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce should be freshly cut and
bright. Bread must be fresh and not flattened. When you take pictures of
sandwiches and burgers, the accessories should not block out its bottom part,
it should be seen. The customer should be able to see what the dish consists
of, and if there is a bottom part there. If the bun loses shape, it has to be
corrected in Photoshop. Do not leave it wrinkled; it does not look very
appealing. This can be seen in the photo:
Light. It is better to use natural
daylight. If you shoot in a studio or a restaurant, then it is better to adjust
the artificial light as close as possible to natural daylight. When shooting
food, light color temperature should be as close as possible to the color
temperature of daylight.