How to improve your food photography | Mobile Photography |
It was the ginger cake that did it. I'd come up with the perfect recipe for my G2 column – sticky, squidgy and fiery sweet – only to have a reader describe the accompanying image as looking "like something the dog regurgitated". Ouch. Clearly, taking pictures of food and "food photography" were very different things.
My pride dented, I embarked on a crash course, badgering professional food stylists and photographers for tips and obsessively studying cookbooks, magazines and blogs, trying to figure out what works and what doesn't.
I'm still no pro, but here are my dos and don'ts.