I want to share this secret, the amazing way to improve your food photography. This is the fastest way to improve your skills. No matter how many books you read, no matter how many courses you take, no matter how many great food photos you look at, none of that will help you improve if you don’t know this secret. Are you ready to find this out ??
All the planning and thinking and positioning and the hard work will reward you now, only if you pick the camera and make a great photograph. So grab the camera and start shooting. Simple enough right?
It is almost the time to pick up your camera and start shooting. But before you do that, there is one last thing remaining. Arranging and assembling the food, props and background.
“Those who fail to plan, plan to fail”
I am sure you have heard, read or even used this quote many times in life. Planning is important in food photography, just like in any other aspect of life. Photography without planning is like a random event. You may get a great picture once in a while by accident, but you won’t get that consistently.
What is the first thing you need to do to take a good photograph? Check the battery? Clean the lenses? Remove the lens cap perhaps? What do you think? Answer: None of the above. The one thing that comes at the very top of the list is understanding your subject. In photography, as you may already know, subject defines everything. Depending on the subject, your camera, your lenses, your technique, the background, the lighting requirement and even your process and its elements change. Knowing and studying the subject helps defining what features make it different. So the question is, how to simplify the process of understanding the subject?
Photographing food is lot of work and as some say food is a very difficult subject to photograph. It is one of the most demanding niche in photography that is more than photography. Unlike landscape photography or architectural photography, where all you need, is a good eye and a camera, food photography not only requires a good eye and a decent camera, it demands a beautifully styled food plate. Food Photography is more than just the act of photographing food and for this reason, it is sometimes grueling and complicated. This guide will help you to improve food photography by simplifying the process of photographing food.