Cooking is an art. The many elements that go into creating a dish combine to become a delicious recipe. Al dente pasta cooked to perfection, bathed in a special sauce, and topped off with a sprinkling garnish of herbs is truly a work of art.
Photographing food is no less an art that preparing it. Here are some tips and tricks for successful food photography:
- Place Setting. Set your food up in a visually pleasing setting that accents the food well. As with this ravioli photograph, the red plate highlights the tender lobster on the inside.
- Decorate! Add garnishes and spices to enhance the dish.
- Use tricks. Wetting the food to add a shine and other techniques can make the food look more appealing.
- Accessorize. Adding in other elements to the photo, such as the fork in this image adds interest and persuasion.
So this weekend when you’re cooking up a fantastic meal, why not try photographing your food with some of these helpful tips.
Happy Shooting (and Eating)!