8 Essential Tips for Food Photography Props and Lighting
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8 Essential Tips for Food Photography Props and Lighting

I teamed up with my friends at Adorama again to share with you my expertise on food photography. This time we’re going to cover my eight essential tips for food photography props and lighting, because at the end of the day, props and lighting are really what makes or breaks your food photo. Photo by @FoodbyMaria/Instagram Photo by @FoodbyMaria/Instagram Photo by @FoodbyMaria/Instagram Photo by @FoodbyMaria/Instagram Props can really take a photo of food to the next level. Without props you’ll just have a lone dish of food on a table, and that doesn’t sounds very fun, visually appealing, or provide any texture to the photo. Props can take your food photo from amateur to professional real quick . Where do you start? Here are some of my must have props that I think every food photographer, or aspiring food photographer should have available to them to mix and match, and create the best set. 1-2 rustic, fun cutting boards: I like using them to add depth, shape and character to the photos. They are great too if you are using a white backdrop and white ceramics. They create contrasts and break the shot up a bit! Vintage/non-shine cutlery, chopsticks, […]

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