Food Photography Tips from Executive Food Editor for Saveur Magazine

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Todd Coleman , Executive Food Editor for Saveur, recently shared some food photography tips from Saveur’s upcoming Saveur book. He says,

…photographs of food—especially dishes made throughout generations—tell us the story of the people who cook and eat them. The images of these dishes are not simply mouthwatering; they serve an emotional purpose, bringing to life a memory in much the same way a spoonful of your mother’s cranberry sauce, an old recipe in a family scrapbook, or the smell of onions frying in the kitchen might.

Great food photos have lot of depth. These photos stir different emotions in us. But not food photos are great. Some are merely plain. Vanilla. Below are some tips from Todd on how to make great photos.

Food Photography Tips from Saveur’s Executive Food Editor

Here’s one tip from Todd,

Pick colors in the surface or the plate that echo similar tones in the food to create a bridge between the food and the tableware.

Color is massively important in food photography.  As we have talked about it before, the goal of any photographer should to eliminate any distractions that don’t add to the subject. Color is often not given enough thought by many learning food photographers.

Read the original article for more food photography tips about light and composition.

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