Photographing food the correct way is a complete game changer for foodservice management companies. You know your food tastes and looks delicious, so why not show it off? It looks great on social media platforms, websites, and Yelp accounts alike.
There are many aspects that go into food photography. You do not have to be an expert to capture a stunning dish - you just need to know the basics. Here at GKM, our chefs follow a very specific process for food photography.
Although lighting may seem like an obvious attribute of foot photography, it is one of the most crucial. Natural lighting is usually best as artificial lighting can alter the vibrant colors of a dish; however, it does depend on the dish. If natural lighting is impossible, try to avoid any yellow-toned lighting, as this creates unpleasant coloring in a photo.
Using many bright colors in a dish is important, and it is just as important in food photography. Any props and garnish that you are using should always compliment the dish, and they should not distract away from the focal point of the photo.
Typically when photographing food, one should utilize the aerial view, or the view directly above the dish, or a close-up shot. These will create the perfect snapshot of your dish and highlight any details.
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