In recent years, more and more people like photography and cooking. With the popularity of Facebook and blogs, recording and uploading have become a daily part of people’s lives. So how can you take an attractive picture? Here are some points to share with you!

 

(1) Light

Try natural light as much as possible. You can choose to shoot by the window. In dark places, you can choose to increase the ISO or large aperture. Bright light can make food color bright and have a delicious feel. Using a flash will make some places very dark and some places will be pale, so it is not recommended! Even if you want to use the flash, don’t hit the flash directly on the food, you should use “reflective flash” to direct the flash to the wall or ceiling, and use the reflection to project the flash evenly on the food.

Another thing to pay attention to shadow. Sometimes when you bring the camera closer, your own shadow will be captured, so you should carefully adjust the angle before shooting. Trying to shoot backlit will also make the food very bright and warm!

If necessary, you can use a reflector, not everyone has a reflector at home, in fact, as long as a blank sheet of paper can be used.

If necessary, you can use a reflector, but not everyone has a reflector at home, in fact, as long as a blank sheet of paper can be used.

Like the camera setting, a piece of white paper can already increase the overall brightness.

Like the camera settings, a piece of white paper can already increase the overall brightness.

(2) Shooting Angle

All foods have different shapes. Do not shoot all foods from the same angle. Find out the angles of different foods to take good pictures.

The most traditional angle is horizontal shooting. Generally, you want to take a full view of the body.

The most traditional angle is horizontal shooting. Generally, you want to take a full view of the body.

Shooting from the side can capture the three-dimensional energy of food. You can use shallow depth of field to take pictures with a sense of distance between foods.

Shooting from the side can capture the three-dimensional sense of food, and you can use a shallow depth of field to take photos with a sense of distance between foods.

The rustic atmosphere created by shooting the layout from above

The rustic atmosphere created by shooting the layout from above

3) Layout

The use of props can make the subject more prominent. The props can be ingredients, utensils, napkins, plates, dishes, flowers, kitchen utensils or other, I like to try milk as props myself.

The use of props can make the subject more prominent. The props can be ingredients, utensils, napkins, plates, dishes, and flowers. The author himself likes to use milk as props.

Sometimes props are not always needed, and using pure-color back-lighting can create simple effects.

Sometimes props are not always needed, and using pure-color back-lighting can create simple effects.

(4) Close-up

Sometimes in addition to photographing the whole food, you can also take close-up photos of the details of the food. Then a macro lens or telephoto lens will come in handy!

(5) Grasping Time

Freshly cooked food is the most attractive to sell. The first ten minutes of cooking is the prime time for shooting. The luster of food will decrease with time. Preparing the layout before shooting can shorten the shooting time.

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Author: Nina Pang