Many bloggers who write about food love to take pictures for their blogs. Too, many people love to upload photos and reviews of their experience to sites like Trip Advisor.
But food photography in a restaurant can be a challenge.
Today's tips are designed to help you understand what to do to improve your food photography.
Let's get started.
In PHOTO 1, what problems do you see?
How can you deal with the 3 problems in this shot?
1) Clutter.......Move the drinks and napkins out of the way.
2) Blurry........Use a flash or change your ISO to 800.
3) No clear focal point...Zoom in on the dessert and exclude the rest of the clutter.
Here's another common problem in PHOTO 2.
A shadow from the phone.
In a lot of restaurants, the lights are directly over the tables. This means that if you hold your phone over the food, you're going to cast a shadow in the shot.
So how do you correct for this?
1) Pay attention to the lighting.
2) Take a picture from the side instead of directly over the food.
This will allow you to get a shadow free shot.
With a little planning, you can take a shot that looks like PHOTO 3.
The clutter is gone, the dessert is the focus and there are no shadows to distract from the delicious desert!
ASSIGNMENT: Next time you go out to eat, pull out your phone and play around. Practice staging the food and eliminating the clutter and shadows.
FOR BLOGGERS: Keep learning about photography to improve your shots and use them on your blog. Create memes with them. Illustrate your points with your photos.
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