Food photographers’ subject is food! Hmm… yummy you will say. Yes, yummy of course, because that is exactly where the work is; Food styling! “Food Styling Tricks for Food Photographers” will give you tips creating and eliciting the right effects from your viewers.
Being skilled in styling their subject is key for a food photographer: or work with a food stylist in order to get amazing and mouth watering effects from their food images. Positive effect creation in your mouth and your tummy is exactly what food styling is all about!
Food photography is a genre, that requires passion and deep comprehension of the subject. It is important to note the general features of different kinds of food; for example, ice melts, caramel sticks, and fresh herbs wither. Remember always that the dish comes first. Hence, setting the right mood that goes straight to your appetite is of key essence!
“You eat with your eyes first” is a common saying but quite true. This makes it crucial to note that food, having all elements of design, can make arresting impression in terms of color, texture, pattern, line, shape, and form. However, the essence is to capture the image in a way that makes the viewer’s mouth water! A carefully and beautifully crafted food image should make the viewer’s stomach go boom!
Spending more time to make the food as attractive as possible through styling is of essence to the outcome.
Here are natural food styling tricks to help you.
Use less food
A plate too full does not look appealing. Think on how you can use the white space of the plate to frame your dish.
Add texture to plates
Lining plates with parchment paper adds positive visual effects.
Create contrast with backgrounds
Creating contrasts sets a creative edge to the image. For example, a pale colored food and plate gets a dark background while a brightly colored food is at its best with a simple light background.