Foodie Photos: Taking Better Food Shots

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Its no secret that the human race is obsessed with food. Its more than just the fact that food is a basic necessity we need to survive; food has grown into an entire industry. We watch television shows about chefs and hold festivals celebrating culinary contributions from around the globe. We pass down family recipes like they were guarded secrets and spend hundreds of dollars on restaurants and dining each year,.

And we share every delicious bite of it with our social networks, much to the envy of our followers and friends.

Food blogging has become increasingly popular, but its important to know how to properly shoot photos of food to best showcase your dish. We’ve put together a list of some of the best tutorials on the web that cover the basics of food photography. These tips apply whether your following is made up of 10 close friends or 10,000 loyal fans, and are easy to make use of regardless of whether you shoot with an iPhone, a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera or a professional level DSLR.

1. Proper Lighting Tutorial – Light makes a photo. In fact, that’s the very definition of the word ‘photography’. This tutorial has some quick and easy tips for getting lighting for food photography just right.

2. How To Choose An Aperture For Your Food Photography – Possibly the second most important lesson you can learn for proper photography, regardless of subject. Worried that you can’t adjust your smartphone’s camera aperture? Don’t. There’s an app for that.

3. Framing – Anyone who ever took a photography class will remember the rule of thirds. If you don’t, its worth reading into. Framing is important.

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