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It may sound weird, but food photography is very similar to portraiture and as such thinking about a great portrait shot is a great way to improve your food photography. Why? In both cases, the photographer’s task is quite straightforward – the model has to look as attractive as possible!
While portrait photographers need to know how to make their models relax in front of the camera, food photographers have things a little easier but they still have to make sure that the food looks very delicious and inviting.
The following 8 tips can help you improve your food styling and shooting in very simple and undemanding ways:
1. Don’t Crowd Plates With Food
Even though you might be tempted to photograph plates piled with lots of food, an overcrowded plate usually looks tacky and not appealing at all. You should think about negative space when you shoot food – the rules of compositions can help you arrange your subject properly. Think about how you can use the empty space of the plate to frame the food in a creative way.
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