Food Photography Tips: Create Mouth Watering Photos

Fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, pesto. Mmm… I love a good mouthwatering photo, don’t you?

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Grab your camera and fork – get ready to dig in and kick your food photography up a notch with a few of these mouth watering tips.


Food Photography Tips

Find the light.

Light is the single most important element in photography. Take advantage of available light by placing your dish near a window or under an overhead light in dimly lit restaurants or rooms.

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Think before you click.

Think about the placement of your subject within the frame before clicking. Create interest, depth and draw the viewer’s eye (and taste buds) in by placing your food to the left or right of the frame, shooting from above or from the side. Experiment. Get creative.

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Photograph the work-in-progress.

There’s so much beauty in the creativity process. Photograph the process of creating your family’s favorite meal. Eating out? No problem. Photograph the process of eating your meal. Take photos of your half eaten dessert, fallen crumbs on the side of the plate, etc.

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Details, details, details.

Show me the yummy! Get up close and personal by focusing on the details – parsley flakes, grill markings, sprinkles on a cupcake. Are you drooling yet?

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Keep it simple, stupid.

Eliminate unnecessary distractions and make a bigger impact. Forget the props, forget the fancy setup. Don’t be afraid to keep it simple.

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Food photography can be a bit intimidating at first, but you’ll be well on your way to taking mouthwatering photos with the help of these easy-to-follow tips.

What are some of your favorite foods to photograph?

AdoramaPix Contributor: Kristi Bonney is a writer, photographer and speaker with a deep-seated love for all things social media. Her blog, Live and Love Out Loud, is a beautiful and inspiring hub for photographers of all skill levels – featuring photography tips and tutorials, freebies and inspiring photo challenges. Kristi’s passion for photography is matched by her love of parenting and empowering women.

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