While a professional course will certainly add value, you can get started and improve your photographs with tips from experts and some practice. At #TheSocialFoodie , Adarsh Munjal aka The Big Bhookad, shared five simple yet effective tips for capturing compelling and tempting food shots.
1. Lighting is paramount
If you’re looking to click a food picture in the restaurant, make sure you get a table next to the window because natural light always works best. This also means you should avoid shooting in the night. Pay attention to the angle of the light and where the shadow of the food is falling. Ideally, the light should be falling from either side of the food arrangement, but not from both the sides. Secondly, the light should fall at a 45 to 60 degree angle, which means not too low and not too high.
2. Beware of the shadows
Harsh lighting can cause unflattering shadows around your set up. So if it is too sunny at your shoot location, move to a shady spot. If there’s harsh light emanating from an artificial source, diffuse it using butter paper.
3. Try the fool-proof TMW mantra
5. Explore smart phone add-ons
Lens kits and lighting attachments are just some of the several great smart phone add-ons available in the market. Feel free to try them out for some great food captures.
So there you have it, the top five tips for a great food click. They say that cameras don’t click pictures, people do. So be fearless and experiment with various angles, lighting and props to find your groove. Good luck and happy snapping!