I’m not an accomplished food photographer by any means–just an amateur who would prefer to improve her shots and do justice to the beauty of food. I have an obsession with documenting my life, and that includes a desire to remember beautiful meals. I certainly do not want to recall a remarkable dessert , only to view a picture of it washed out by the flash of a lightbulb, for instance.
But even though I try to be careful and thoughtful in how I frame my food shots, I don’t feel qualified to share tips. I have, however, come across some great tips from:
Heidi at 101 Cookbooks on the technical aspects of food photography. Number one tip: DO NOT USE FLASH (I agree).
maki at “i was just really hungry” on taking pictures in restaurants, a very tricky locale indeed. I myself have come out of Michael Mina with only the disappointing shadows of his “trio” plates on my digital camera.
Enjoy the tips.