Whether you need a regular stream of high-quality photos for your foodie blog or are hoping to learn how to photograph dishes and ingredients for restaurant menus, culinary websites, food magazines and cookbooks, the following pointers will help you start strong.
1. Use natural light whenever possible
Food tends to look better when shot in natural light, so rather than playing around with your camera’s built-in flash, which could ruin the photos with its overly harsh light, look for a spot near a large window or skylight where you can get plenty of soft, natural light.
Keep in mind, though, that on a sunny day even natural light might be too bright and cast harsh shadows, so if this is the case, you can try draping a white sheet over the window to diffuse the light, or move the food further away from the source of light.