I see such beautiful food photographs on people’s blogs and Facebook pages, I definitely need help.
So I asked Fenella at photoworkshops.co.uk/ to ask photographer Ian to cast his critical eye over my photographs.
This is what he said.
“We have just looked at your pic’s, think you need to get closer in to the subject. Another small tip is to use small mirrors to bounce the light onto the plate!!
Food photography seems to go through different styles, the current vogue is to have only the main item in focus and everything else out of focus, ie see BBC Food website or Sainsbury’s as good examples. To achieve this you need a fairly long telephoto lens set on a fairly wide aperture, ie F4-F5.6. This will only keep the principle item you’re photographing in focus. Always light from the rear, whether this is daylight or flash and use reflectors to bounce light to the front. What this means is that you get a halo effect around the food you’re photographing.”
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