8 Tips for Food Photography Newbies

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By Chris Corradino. Making food look appetizing, is not quite as simple as photographing your plate. There are a number of tricks that you can use to really enhance the subject. By using your camera creatively, you can capture the scrumptious side of food. Whether it’s your favorite dessert, or a full meal, these tips will help take your food photography to the next level.

1) Use a very shallow depth of field

When you’re about to take a photo, the first technical question you want to ask is, “What kind of background would be best?” With food photography, you typically only want a sliver of the subject sharp, and the rest of the plate to be a soft blur. To do this, choose the widest aperture your lens allows. At f/2.8 the opening in your lens is physically wide open, creating what’s known as…

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8 Tips for Food Photography Newbies

This article from Digital Photography School by Chris Corradino provides useful tips that are easy to understand. They cover the basics very well and make a great reference source as your food photography skills progress.

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