If you want to skill a picture of food you can only have one goal. Make delicious food. If food does not look delicious, if it is not a correct food shoot, it does not matter what you are doing it or what the person selling it is.
There are four general rules to remember when you think of pictures of food:
Never use flash. The flash washed away your “bright spot” which makes your food fresh and tasty, so it makes your food very dull
Never mind that the entire dish looks yellowish green. You can still use yellow and green colors, but only use it as a contrast format. (You can fix your white balance control or cook the food again.) Whole cuisine looks yellow and green means lack of dullness and freshness. The exception to this rule is brown curry because rice naturally is white and means a specific taste.
Do not stack soft foods together Stacking soft food together, you look like ‘you know’ when you go to the toilet. If you are taking pictures of soft food (like cooked eggplants), use the minimum amount and divide it onto a huge white dish.
Please note the background that resembles your food. Your food should look different from your background If your food is dark your background must be bright. If your food is red, your background should not turn red. When I say the background, I mean something that is not your wall, table, dishes, tableware, or food itself.
It’s not always about cooking. Because it looks too flashy, cooking can actually be obtained in the way of your food presentation. If you do not really feel that cooking complements your food, please use a flat dish or a flat dish. Like a frying pan, you can try leaving food on the cookware you used. This means freshness and can stimulate appetite.
Now we get their general foundation and talk about the actual preparation to take pictures of delicious food. Before you begin, divide your food mentally into three general categories. Moist foods, dried foods and fried foods. The damp food is a food that looks soft after you finish cooking it. For example, wet foods are like curries, like eggplants, or more sauces than food. Dried food looks like steaks and cakes.
How to handle damp foods
The moist food is shiny and the sauce is “thick” rather than water. Luster means freshness. Rich sauce means richness of taste. Fresh vegetables should look bright green (almost unchanged from yellow to yellow) and hints of bright white spots are reflected in it. As a general rule, start the camera in manual mode and try at shutter speed 6 to 80. The ISO sensitivity should stay at only general 100 – 400. If you can help, please shoot on the day next to the sunlight hit day Shine on your food. To avoid too much contrast, use any kind of white board, or white paper to reflect the sunlight back to the dark side of the food, to create a good soft shadow.
How to handle dry food
Dry food seems to be solid, but it is moist. It never looks cloudy and should not keep a certain shape. Dry food has an obvious shape, so you have to play at various angles to know if you like what you like. Unlike wet foods, dried foods can also be stacked to form patterns. If you can use more than one color, please do it by all means. For example, fried rice can look bad only with rice. If you add shiny vegetables to it, it looks very tasty. Just like wet food, please try shutter speed 6 – 80, ISO 100 – 400. Please adjust the shutter speed first, then adjust minor in ISO later.
How to handle Fried Hood
Deep fried must have a lot of light on it to enhance the golden yellow’s appearance. Therefore, you can not set the shutter speed too fast. As fried foods are inherently very dry, there is the possibility of lowering the appetite of a person. So if this dish contains sauces, please add it to the picture or leave a cup nearby. If your source is shiny, please use that source. Fried rice is different. Despite being fried, it is inherently damp and sticky, so it is more appetizing and spreading by actually making it a dry appearance.
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