Elle’s top 5 tips for better food photography


These are my 5 top tips for food photography:
1. Make use of as much natural light as possible.
Photograph food near a window or other natural light source. Turn off the automatic flash on your camera.
Elle's Cheddar and Rosemary Cornbread Muffins
2. Focus on the background.
Check the background of your shot goes with your foreground. No one wants to see a beautifully shot of a yummy meringue in the foreground, with a load of old veggie peelings in the background. 
Pitta bread - recipe
3. Think petite.

Use small plates, glassware and crockery, to avoid the food looking lost.  Also use garnishes such as micro herbs, dusting bread with flour and cakes with icing sugar.
4. Shoot from different angles.
My favourite angles happen to be photographing the food with the lens pointing straight across, but framed a little off centre, or directly over the food, with  the  lens pointing straight down.
Elle's Four Seasons Focaccia - recipe
5. Use a macro lens.
A good macro lens can make the difference between a good shot and a great shot. If you don’t have a DSLR, try experimenting with the macro mode of your camera device.
Quick Wholewheat Soda Bread, photo by (c) busyellebee

What are your top 5 tips? Do you agree with my top 5? Please comment below. Thanks for reading!


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