4 Tips for my fellow Foodie Photographer
2. Composition is everything.
Since the food on the plate, bowl or glass is the star of the image, limit the distractions in the background. Using a fast lens will allow you to use the shallow depth of field to your advantage in throwing the background out of focus. Just like people often feel they have a “better side” to photograph, so does food. Turn the plate around so you can see which side is best to shoot.
3. Keep it simple.
When you’re shooting in a restaurant, be polite to servers and fellow diners. Stick to available light. Bump up the ISO if you have to, and shoot at wider apertures. Here’s where a fast lens can make all the difference as to how quickly you can shoot.
Do some experiment when you shot in a restaurant, try some different angle and use everything that you can use to support your food photo like serviette, spoon, salt and pepper jar, flower vase, etc.