Beautiful Food Photography

Food photography can be very fun to do, but it can be difficult to get a shot to show off the item that also looks amazing. Here are a few ideas to think about when shooting food photography so you too can take beautiful photos.

Detail

Food has amazing details and textures. Getting in close and focusing your attention on what makes this particular food interesting can make for a beautiful image. Below is my shot of a loaf of bread. The seeds are what makes this picture great.

Beautiful Food Photography

Add Beautiful Accents

Adding different items to accent your main subject can make your photo stand out. On its own, this cake below wouldn’t be very interesting. The edible flowers and macaroons introduce style and make this a beautiful shot.

Beautiful Food Photography

Composition

Taking pictures straight on can look amazing, but it can get repetitive and boring after a while. Changing things up can make your image stand out from other similar ones. The image below is just a cake with flowers and chocolate, like the one above. What makes this one different, besides the subjects, is the composition. I chose to cut off half the cake and center the roses. This kind of composition makes for great advertisements later on as well with all the white space off to the side.

Beautiful Food Photography

Zoom In

Similar to getting in close to look at detail, macro shots can make amazingly, beautiful photos. I love macro. This anise below is super small, but it looks fabulous when it is big enough to be the main subject in a photo.

Beautiful Food Photography

Create Depth

Depth and blur can be a wonderful tool add value to your photo. The focus in the image below is on the flour and chocolate chips in the measuring spoons, but you can still tell there are cookies and milk behind.

Beautiful Food Photography

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