|Styling your food can be fun. Always use the best ingredients and the freshest product or food when taking your images. You want them to POP off the page.|
Like most photographers we surround ourselves with other like minded people, read tons of books, practice every day and pretty much obsess about our hobby or job...or maybe that is just me...LOL.
Taking pictures of food is an ART. I say this because, like an artist, we have a story to tell, a vision, a feeling or/and an inspiration that drives us. We have our own style. Some of us shoot simply (very few props), others shoot romantically (soft light/ outdoors), vintage (old props/rustic) or action filled (picnics/movement). Or some of you combine all of the styles and go with the mood, you listen to your food...it does speak. Like an artist, we have to learn to listen to our food, read it and produce this image for those around us to enjoy.
I love seeing and admiring other food photographers. I get a bit star struck with certain images and food photographers. Find those whose images you like and try to emulate the look.
I love this quote by Adrian Mullen,
|I used a skewer to stack the candy and then edited the skewer in PS.|
|Using the same ingredients from the image above, I moved the raspberries around, re-stacked the cups, removed the filled cup. It doesn't make the image better or worse, just different.|
|The star in this image is the candy. We kept the background very monochromatic for a reason. I blurred the props in the back to draw your eye back to the chocolate. The negative space in this image is because of the LOGO for the company.|
|Simple. Let your food shine when necessary. Convey the feeling you want your readers to have.|