Silverware can be a beautiful and often important addition to food photos. But the trouble with it is that it reflects light, and these reflections can be so strong that they ruin your shots. Fortunately, there are ways to manage these reflections, and Joanie Simon of The Bite Shot will teach you how to do it in this fantastic video.
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When you shoot with artificial lighting, you have all the control over it. But, there’s a lot to have in mind if you want to get your shots just the way you want them. In this informative video, Joanie Simon of The Bite Shot discusses the three most important things that you should always keep in mind when photographing food with artificial lights. And even though she is focused on food photography, this is something everyone should have in mind when using studio lights.
We all know how expensive photo gear is. Luckily, if you’re just starting out or you’re a poor photographer, there are plenty of DIY and cheap options you can choose. Food photographer Skyler Burt of We Eat Together suggests a simple lighting setup that will cost you under $30. To show you just how well it works, he compares it to his professional $900 light.
If you want to get professional in any genre of photography, you need to invest in some good lenses. And if food photography is your genre of choice, Skyler Burt of We Eat Together has some tips for you. He shares four of his favorite lenses that will help you capture all that delicious food in a variety of ways.
If you are into food photography, here is a creative and affordable project you might want to try. Food photographer Joanie Simon shares an idea for making your own backgrounds for food shots. They’re affordable, lightweight, but also versatile: you can use them either as surfaces or backgrounds. Also, making these requires only a few components, yet you can be as creative as you like with colors and textures.
When photographing food, you want to make it look as delicious as it tastes. In this video, Greg from LensProToGo gives you a set of tips to take your food photography to a higher level. It doesn’t involve using glue for milk or shoe polish for grill marks. Just some right light, angles and props, and you’ll get the photos that will make your viewers hungry.
Backlighting translucent objects is always great fun to experiment with. Sometimes it’s quite easy. You just put a light on a stand, place it behind your subject, and start shooting away. But food can get a little messy, and it’s not easy to just hang up in front of a light.
This is where a light box comes into use. Some of us might still have one of these laying around from the days of film. But, they can be quite inexpensive to buy. Or, you can build your own. This video from photographer Doug McKinlay shows us how to use it.
Food photography is something we’ve pretty much all tried. Even if our gastronomical efforts are only limited to Instagram, it helps to be able to get a nice shot. In this video from Adobe, photographer Andrew Scrivani shares his top five tips to improving your own food photography.
You might look a little odd bringing chopping boards and cooling racks into your local Starbucks, but the suggestions are still beneficial. Whether you’re in the studio with a DSLR or the local coffee shop with your phone, there’s always things you can do to help take your food photography up a notch or two.
Last week we reported on new laws in Germany which could make photographing your meal from certain dining establishments a breech of the chef’s copyright. It was a story that led to an interesting conversation about just what should and shouldn’t be copyrighted. Most of you agreed that food should be eaten, not protected by copyright law–and, it looks like Google might agree.[Read More…]