‘Food styling Tricks for Food Photographers’ is a broad topic. Hence, making this, the second of these series. I hope you found the Part 1 of these series helpful. I hope this concluding part will serve to broaden your creative horizon as far as food styling is concerned.
The diverse nature of food gives room for endless creativity and unique results. Considering the variety of foods, different cooking and presentation style; the results are endless. The different display of uncommon subjects creates a chance for innumerable camera angle choices.
Do not forget the importance of lighting in achieving great and deliciously mouth watering food images. Ensure the food is well lit. One of the best places to photograph food is by the window side where there is natural light. Daylight helps to keep the food looking more natural.
Pay attention to details. There is a very high possibility that the food design gets all your attention. The context you set; that is, the plate or bowl and any table settings around the food are equally as important as the food itself. Ensure you do not clutter the setting. These elements can be positioned in the foreground or background of your shot.
In styling your food, allow your food to spill over naturally. That messy feel to your photograph makes it real.
Choose simple crockery and tableware so the wares are not in competition for attention with your food. Simple plates, most especially white allow the food to be the point of focus.
Lay emphasis on the natural beauty of the food. Think about what makes a dish look relishing, then serve it in a way to show it off!