3 Tricks To Spark Up Your Food Photographs!

Are you that Food photographer who knows that the dish looks scrumptious but your photographs just don’t do it justice?
We know how frustrating this could be! Several Food photographers just cannot get the desired results. They try every possible style and technique, but don’t achieve what they have been looking for!

It does not matter whether you are a Food photographer or not, if you have the passion and love to snap scrumptious Food, you are already halfway through!

If you want to get into Food Photography or capture the essence of food for your blog or other creative platforms, this blog is a perfect fit for you. In this blog, we would be sharing some practical tricks that will help you capture amazing Food photographs! Moreover, if you want to get into the industry of Food Photography, you must get your hands on these tricks! So keep on the momentum and let’s get rolling!


In Food Photography, natural light will be your best friend. If you are at home, the first thing you need to do is check out for a space that has enough natural light. In such cases, choose a window that has direct sunlight or natural light coming into the space or room. You may then position a steady table near the window. Once you are done, go on and place your dish on the table. 

If you have the opportunity to go outdoors and shoot under direct natural light, we suggest you opt for this option because you will have the complete freedom to be creative enough with your photographs. When you are in a room, you are forced to photograph in a certain style with a specific angle. On the other hand, if you are shooting outdoors, you can move around and be as creative as you can.



Before starting with this segment, we would like to ask you,

  • Would you like to photograph yourself in the dark where no one can even recognise who you are? 
  • Or would you prefer to photograph yourself in bright light where everyone can see who you are?

Just like how you want to photograph yourself in bright light and tell people who you are, in the same way, you need to tell people about your dish. You have a story to tell through your dish and you want your dish to be the star of your photograph! So light up your entire studio and photograph your dish in different styles and techniques! Moreover, if you are shooting in natural light, make sure you make optimum usage of this light because, at the end of the day, your dish is the star of your photograph!


Just like we mentioned the importance of lighting above, we would also like to tell you that you cannot afford to overexpose your dish. As a Food photographer, you have to keep your eye on every aspect and important element that goes into Food Photography. Even if you miss out on one element, your photograph will fail. 

So when you expose your dish to light, make sure you don’t have a lot of light falling on your dish. You have to analyse your dish well in advance and position your dish in a spot that has perfect lighting.

Hope these lighting tricks help you in capturing some great Food photographs at home and in your studio as well! Make sure you love what you are doing and eventually you will capture great photographs!

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