Saturday, 20 October 2012

Top 5 Tips on How to Photograph Food

As someone interested in both photography and food (cooking as well as eating) I am yet to combine the two, but after reading this article on Digital Photo School from guest contributor Deidra Wilson, a Las Vegas photographer who loves to make the best out of any lighting situation and create incredible images from seemingly nothing, I might well give it a try soon - perhaps Sunday dinner tomorrow!

Many of you may want to step up your food photography from iPhone to fabulous, but you’re sure that it’s quite impossible to do without a food stylist and ten grand worth of gear to help you make that dish look amazing. I am living proof that that’s just not the case. If you have a team that is willing to work hard and a location that allows for great lighting, you’re more than halfway there.

Follow the link to read the rest of this article: Top 5 Tips on How to Photograph Food
If you are serious about food photography, this book will prove invaluable.

Styling, Lighting & Photographing Food
A professional techniques book, this practical guide comprises case studies, lighting diagrams, styling advice and professional tips for success with all types of food photography whether in the studio or on location, without resorting to commercial food styling tricks. 

This hard-working soup-to-nuts handbook arms the reader with a wealth of information on styling and photographing food looking fresh, hot, or cool, clearing model releases and liaising with agencies, and even achieving unobtrusive dining and cooking shots. 

The book is divided into four sections: the first section provides an overview of the basic types of food photography, trends and teams. The second section examines all the photography and lighting considerations including equipment, composition and best practices. The third section similarly discusses all the general stylistic considerations such as choosing backgrounds and props. The final section is categorized by shoot type and technique and is organized into a series of cases studies and photographer profiles.


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