This month’s topic will be Food Photography
Before you taste the food, you develop a set of expectations based on how the food looks. A great presentation can elevate an average meal to a great one. We often eat with our eyes, and great looking food can help us feel fuller.
Food photography can be one of the most enjoyable forms of the art, and it can also be one of the most profitable if you decide to turn your hobby into a job. Capturing images of food for catalogues, menus, and adverts will give you plenty of work.
Here are a few tips to help you take the best images possible:
– Colour: A lot of food is wonderfully colourful, and you should take advantage of that. Group food together in colour groups to create a harmony in your image or place contrasting colours together to create an eye-catching image.
– Props: Using props such as utensils, plates, or napkins can add context to your images and make them feel more “real” and less like staged images. Don’t go overboard with this, however. Sometimes simple is best and leaving the props out of the shot will result in a better final image. Experiment and try lots of options for each subject.
–Background: Use a neutral background so as not to distract from the food that you are shooting. Neutral doesn’t have to mean plain though! Adding a background with some texture, such as a wood board or a tablecloth can give your image just the right amount of interest without distracting the viewer from the food.
How to Enter
To enter the Photoion Photo of the Month competition, and have a chance at winning the £100 in Photoion course vouchers, send us your best picture using the form below. Images should be in JPEG format, and no smaller than 1000 pixels on their widest side. Only one entry per person is accepted.
Entry opens on Sunday 1st October 2017 and closes Tuesday 23:59 31st October 2017.
The winning entry will be selected by a panel of Photoion Photography School judges. Judges decision is final.
By entering you agree to our full terms and conditions.
We’re looking forward to seeing your best images!