CREATIVE Food Photography || Commercial Photography || Art of food photography
THE ART OF PRESENTATION
One of the reasons I love food photography is that I truly enjoy styling and crafting the food, and one of the biggest compliments I get from people who see my images is that they made them hungry! When we eat food, all of our senses are at work—we see, smell, touch, and taste the food—but when we look at a photo, we can only use our eyes. Styling food is one way to capture its flavors, aromas, and textures and to communicate them to viewers. Creating an amazing-looking dish is an art, whether you eat it or photograph it, and you can do a lot of little things to enhance the look of the food and (hopefully) make people salivate when they view your photographs.
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STYLING FROM CAMERA VIEW
PORING OVER THE PICTURE
Overall, much of styling food involves using what works for your situation. There is no one way to do everything, and, depending on how the food was prepared or how you want it to look, you’ll probably have to get creative.
STYLING CAMERA VIEW
When photographing food, the only area of the food that you need to really pay attention to is the side that’s being photographed. It’s always best to put yourself in the position of the camera and style the food from that perspective.
In really big food photography productions, along with a food stylist there is likely to be a prop stylist . The props can suggest the location, time of day, season, and perhaps even who might be about to enjoy the meal. All of this can be achieved through the colors, textures, and shapes of your dishes, textiles, and props. The possibilities are endless.