The following little tips can help you shoot quite satisfying photos of food even with simple and crude devices, such as your cameras.
Finding the right light source is likely to be the first thing we have to consider, because in most situations, light is the biggest problem we will run into when shooting delicacy indoors.
In most restaurants, the light is quite dim and the tone have a tendency to be yellowish, which may lead to problems, such as over-noise, under exposure and white balance deviation.
Therefore, the food shot will seem less delicate than the real one.
Furthermore, shadows is another difficulty, which we are forced to face, in that it is natural that our shadows will be cast on the food when we get closer to the meal waiting to be shot.
Despite the fact that professional photographers are able to avoid it by using reflectors or artificial light sources, it is hard for us to do so in everyday lives.
However, a convenient and practical way is likely to be deciding the most advantageous place for photographing.
For example, we are supposed to stand somewhere closer to natural light source.
Moreover, we had better take advantage of photographic angles to fulfil the results we wish.
When we plan to take photos of the table and do everything to show how rich the meal is, shooting from the front is possibly a proper choice.
While lateral shooting is suitable for the food with multiple layers, such as hamburgers and cakes.
Also, shooting from side can decrease the shadows when we are forced to photograph in places where the light conditions is bad.
What is more, controlling the photographic distance.
At times, getting closer and closer will make surprising effects.
It demands that we should giving up the entirety and paying more attention to the details.
Through the way, shooting means more than just exhibiting what in the real world, because it blends our ideas and comprehension into the photo, which makes our works different from others.
To stress the details, we can make use of big aperture in camera or functions in certain image processing software.
At last, we will turn our attention to the background.
According to some professional photographer,choosing pure color setting can be a smart decision.
It is because that the cleanness of the backdrop will stress the principal part we are taking photos of.
In a number of charming photos, a bright and clean plate or a piece of white napkin is a general choice.
With the advice above, we still can not become professional photographers in a short time period, but we are able to shoot basically satisfying food pictures with our simple and crude photographic device, such as our mobile phones.
And we dare to share our works with friends without worrying being laughed at.