Home Made Food (photography)

posted on 20th of october, 2009

Food photography definitely isn't an easy profession. It demands vast investment in equipment, a great sense of composition and creativity, and a never ending effort to find new ways to make your dishes look like you can eat them right away.
I found that you can still experience with food photography , without the steep learning curve that this niche demands.

the idea, as you can guess from previous posts of mine, is simplicity.
I was never able to figure out the complex compositions that professional food photographers create. Nor was I able to add the extra touch that turned a simple composition into a pro one like this one
When I had the assignment of creating breakfast scene on my food photography course,it never even occurred to me, that I could add a newspaper to create the atmosphere related to breakfast.
What works for me, is the concentrating on the ingredients and basic dishes.
Dry Pasta, Grains, vegetables, have their needs in the stock photography business, and this way I added to my portfolio new images that sells well, without the difficulties that relate to food photography.
the equipment you need is simple. a well lit room, or shady yard, a reflector, a tripod, and a little bit of scanning food magazines and sites to get the feel for common composition.
Bon appetite

Comments (10)

Posted by Ebamo on October 22, 2009
nice images! thank you for sharing those ideas :-)
Posted by Littledesire on October 22, 2009
Great tips! And photos turned out really well!
Posted by Hlehnerer on October 21, 2009
Good tips. And beautiful images that make me hungry!
Posted by Amitai on October 21, 2009
Please mark as useful, if you think that. Thanks for all your comments.
Posted by Wildmac on October 21, 2009
Great images and ideas! Thanks for the tips :0)
Posted by Rebeccaosborn on October 21, 2009
great images, the choc cake certainly looks so tasty.. i want some!!
Posted by smartview27 on October 21, 2009
Useful ideas!

I like your photos!
Posted by Frantab01 on October 21, 2009
great images, i'm feeling hungry, thanks for the tips, i've never tried food photography - maybe once i find the extra time i'll do so :)
Posted by Fultonsphoto on October 21, 2009
Food, your right not an easy subject to photograph creatively, and with the hungry grumbling stomach which makes it even more difficult.
Posted by Irisangel on October 20, 2009
Wow, it all looks good to me! Good advice also

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Photo credits: Amitai, Anniecounie.

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