Food photography is one of the genres that may seem relatively simple. At least that’s how I felt – until I actually started photographing food. There is so much to learn, and of course, there are many mistakes that food photographers make even past the beginner stage. In this video, Scott Choucino discusses four big mistakes food photographers make when they’re just starting out, but they often keep happening during the later stages of their career.
A few weeks ago, food photographer Scott Choucino showed us that food photographers don’t necessarily use nasty tricks to make the food look appetizing. But how do they make food look so darn delicious and mouth-watering? Well, it takes some skill, but also the right tools. In this video, Scott will let you take a peek inside his food styling bag and show you what a food photographer must have in his or her kit.
Oftentimes, it’s only a small trick and a discreet detail that can make a significant difference to a photo. Food photographer Joanie Simon of The Bite Shot has two lighting tricks that will add a new dimension to your food images. They are simple to pull off, yet they’re effective and can really make a difference. Check them out in the video below.
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.
It’s an open secret that advertisers use some tricks to make food look more appetizing. But some of them can get really nasty! They make the food look delicious, but most of the time they also make it inedible. Glue instead of milk, shaving foam instead of whipped cream, dish liquid in just about anything with foam… These are only some of the tricks food photographers use, and Blossom shows you many more in this interesting video.
As you might know, food photographers use a wide range of (sometimes weird) tricks to make food look more appetizing. In this video, Jay P. Morgan hosts food photographer Ed Rudolph. He shares ten tricks for styling food and drink to make it look fresh and delicious in your images. And this time, you won’t need to add shoe polish or shaving cream to your food.
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.
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.
After their first set of tips for making your food photos more awesome, Mango Street are back with another quick, but great tutorial on this topic. These are the tips you can use for a variety of purposes – from making your food snapshots on Instagram more appealing, to improving your food photography if you want to get more serious about it. Also, these are techniques you can apply to other types of photography as well, if you’re not really into taking pictures of food. Either way, you will find them useful.