Have you ever seen a picture or video of mouth-watering food on the Instagram page and suddenly crave that food? Or did you ever buy something impulsively just because you see a food blogger uploads posts and pictures? If your answer is yes, then welcome to our topic this time. And yeah, the food industry is one of the biggest industries in this world. Everyone needs food, everyone loves it, and could be the best cure for every illness, also heartbreaking. The most important thing, there are a lot of menu choices people can pick and put a review on their blog.
That’s why there is so much competition in the industry. They are competing with the concept, price, and taste. But, for those who sell it online. They use Instagram, Facebook, or even Webstore to give their customers offers. What do they sell? Yes, pictures. And it’s not easy to take tempting delicious looking and quality food photography. We need technique, and a little bit of artistic skill for platting and decoration, or dealing with lighting. Difficult enough, even so, it needs hard work for beginners.
But don’t worry, we’re still here. As a professional photo retouching, we also want you to pass the first stage. Yes, this blog will lead you to take a good and tempting photo of food that can increase the appetite. At least… for yourself.
4 Ways to Capture a Mouth-Watering Food
Becoming a food photographer for your own food business is not that hard. Once you know the tips and tricks, you can master this category of photography. Also, you need to put a spoon of creativity and heart to make it looks good. Check these tips out!
1. Find The Window!
This instruction is really working. Why? Because the window is the best lighting for your food photography. Natural sun lighting will make your objects look naturally fresh. But, be careful with the time. Capturing with sunlight in the afternoon is a bad idea. It will make your plate look so yellow to orange. Set the time on 8-10 AM or 3-5 PM to get the best light for your picture.
2. Put Some Bae(s).
You need to style your food well before snapping a picture. Put a basic table cover, use a white plain plate or bowl and make sure your fork or spoon is clean enough. The dirty view makes your food no longer fresh and delicious. Don’t be afraid about giving your plate a sprinkle of garnish, or maybe little other things to decorating your objects, to make your food photography more appetizing. But lots of garnish can make your photos look bad.
3. Be Friend With Oil and Water
Yes, we know that too oily makes your food looks ‘unhealthy’. But, some of the photographers use oil to make the objects shinier and on point, this tip is available for capturing some dish, such as pasta, bread, or maybe baked food. But, if you want to capture fresh salad, fruit, or another veggie photo, a little sprinkle of water can make the ingredients look even fresher. That’s what we call the power of shine.
4. Don’t Take Too Long
The truth is food doesn’t keep its appetizing looks for long, so as a photographer please be well prepared and able to shoot quickly after it’s been cooked to maintain the texture. Yes, before it melts, collapses, or changes color. For the beginning, make the concept first, prepare it before the food is ready. And when it’s ready, snap!
Let’s Have Fun with Food Photography!
Are you ready to start your food business? Try all of your chances at food photography now, upload your image on your Instagram, and don’t forget to tag us @dropicts to let us know about your first shoot! Good luck and have a sweet fun photo session!