If you are a foodie and you love photography, then for sure you'll love this, right? Well, think again. Read what goes on behind the scenes in a world where ice creams are made of mashed potato scoop with artificial color. One of the most popular form of photography made easy in this tutorial and 10 most important tips for food photography inside.
Food photographers should approach their subjects using all of their senses and by using proper lighting technique should capture the color, texture and dimension of a freshly prepared dish. The final result aims to take the viewer to the moment the dish was plated, making him visually feel the aroma and tickle the taste buds. It’s important to work quickly because food can melt, fade or dry up under the heat of studio lights. Therefore, all lighting should be prepared in advance and a stand-in dish should be used to test lighting prior to getting the main dish.
A great way to start with food photography is by photographing smaller products like desserts (except ice cream) as they are available fully prepared and hold up well under studio lights. Thats why, food stylists use mashed potato with artificial colors to make scoops of ice cream so that they hold up. You can find more such tricks of how food is prepared for the camera in these books below.