A catering profile filled with high-quality images shows your audience that you're reliable, authentic, and professional.
You don’t need a fancy or expensive camera to take good photos - often your smartphone will do the trick. However, learning some tricks of the food photography trade will set your photos apart no matter what equipment you’re using.
Basic food photography tips to get you started
Use natural light
Shooting in natural light brings out colours and harsh shadows and next to a window during the day is a great way to capture natural lighting. Steer clear of overhead lights, lamps or your built-in flash (please).
Remove all objects inside the frame that don’t support the dish. Fresh ingredients scattered sparingly around the frame works well, however adding cooking utensils or props on top can take the attention away from the dish.
Take photos from multiple angles
Some plates of food look better from above (like, pizza), or from the side (burgers), or at a 45-degree angle (drinks). Try moving around the plate and taking photos at various angles so you can pick your favorite later.
Use a tripod
Keeps your camera steady (and clean).
Edit your photos
Play around with colour, brightness and white balance to really make the dish ‘pop’. Save your edit presets/settings to use for future photos.
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