Fruit Photography Ideas: Deliver Freshness From the Fruit Through Images

We think that fruit photography is a genre of food photography. As we tell you on our Food Photography: Challenging yet Fun! articles, the treatment for fruit photography isn’t too much different from food photography. It has to combine delicacy and creativity to to be able showing maximum freshness from the fruit.

In this article, Dropicts will give some tips and ideas for your fruit photography reference. Here it come!

Fruit Photography Tips, Makes Your Fruits Images Look Dazzling

Food and fruit photography is one example of still life photography, one of the photography genres that used for the depiction of inanimate subject matter, usually a small group of objects like fruits and vegetables, or watch, tablewares, and any kind of object. If you want to make a dazzling photography collection on your own, maybe you can try some of this tips below. These tips for photographing fruits can be used by fruit photographers, fruit businesses, food stylists, or amateurs

1. Combination of Simplicity is Interesting!

Keeping your fruit in good shape and creating a good composition will help you to achieve interesting and unique shots. When you got the best composition of your fruits and combining with some other ingredient, then take a shot! As we can see in the photo above, is it interesting, right? One or two other ingredients will add a bit of context but not detract from your subject. Make sure you don’t use many other ingredients or any props to get the best composition.

2. Playing with The Fruit Shape

There are so many different ways when you want to shoot fruits. Slicing the fruit is one of them. It gives the image look more interesting in your fruits. It will become easier when you cut the hard fruits like orange, apple, watermelon, etc. You can also apply some food styling techniques to make the fruits more stand out.

Some fruits will give the maximum level of freshness when they are wet, you can spray your fruits with 50:50 of water and glycerin to make them look fresher. And some other fruits look better when it looks neat and clean. Give it a try!

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3. Choosing the Right Background

In every image that we take, background always becomes an important part. Adding some sliced fruits or other ingredients will help you to make your images looks fresher!

Using a wooden table or dark background usually looks good. You also can experiment with the direction of the light source to get the best result. Set up your lighting equipment properly, or maybe experimenting with using the natural light resource (it comes best when you shoot near a window) to get your fruits illuminated from the side as well. Place your object properly near a window. Select a small aperture to get a decent depth of field from foreground to background. Set slow shutter speed and don’t raise the ISO value. Your pictures will look better.


Practice makes Perfect! Don’t be easily satisfied with your photos. Take a lot of practice, both for technically operating the camera and playing around with composition.

If your business needs a good fruit, or vegetable, or product photography for advertisement, we recommend creating one by yourself rather than using stock photos. It will give a nice little touch to your vision and create more natural photograph. And, if you need any assistance with image editing, you can easily contact us here for getting your images edited by our professional image retouching team.

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