5 Food Photography Tips for Amazing Pictures

Hello, Chefs!

We here at FoodyBuddy have decided to start up a new weekly series called “Chef’s Corner” where we aim to help our amazing Buddies (Sellers) with some interesting articles, hints, tips, recipes, and much much more.

For our first article, keeping in theme with this week’s photography-based Hall of Fame contest, we have come with some tips and tricks to click amazing pictures of your food.

So, without any further ado, here is our list of 5 Food Photography Tips for Amazing Pictures:

#1) Experiment with different angles

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Gulab Jamun by Chef Shaheena of Mantri Tranquil

It’s important to experiment with different angles for your photos to come up with the best possible way to showcase your dish and its strengths.

Don’t be afraid to try a bunch of different shots before settling on one that you feel showcases the best features of your dish!

#2) It’s all about the lighting

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Fruit Parfait by Chef Rakshita Pandey of Alpine Eco

Lighting is one of the most important aspects in all of photography, and that holds true for food photography as well. In fact, I’d say it’s even more important in food photography as the correct lighting can enhance the look of your dish.

Find the perfect setup to bring out the best in your dish and most of your work is already done!

#3) Use neutral backgrounds

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Exotic Salad by Chef Shaheena of Mantri Tranquil

I think one of the most underrated aspects of a great photograph is the background. By using a neutral background – like plain black, for example – all the focus is on the dish and there are no distractions.

If your background is overshadowing your dish then consider changing it up to something more subtle.

#4) Plating matters

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Cream of Mushroom Soup by Chef Usha of Suncity

When you’re showcasing your dishes in a photograph, it’s important to plate it well. Make sure that things are arranged neatly, and focus the spotlight on the ingredients your dish champions.

This is a surefire way of setting your dish apart from the rest.

#5) Cleanliness

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Chicken Burgers by Chef Shaheena of Mantri Tranquil

Nothing can ruin a great food picture quicker than dirty plates. Make sure that the cutlery and crockery being used is spotless. No one notices if the plates are clean, but everyone notices if they’re dirty.

We hope these tips help you, Chefs! And stay tuned for more amazing content on FoodyBuddy’s new Chef’s Corner series!

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