Food Photography Pt. 2
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When it comes to food photography it's very often a case of less is more. We're going to be photographing afternoon tea for The Thatched Cottage restaurant who want to show off the entire sumptuous champagne tea spread.
The problem with having everything together at once is it can look overcrowded because there's too much going on in the photos. The viewer's eye doesn't know where to look.
Wherever possible I prefer to isolate and photograph one or two items within the whole with a long lens. This makes you concentrate on the food itself whilst still giving you a hint of the surroundings.
Thanks to The 7 Building Blocks of Photography, Instead of just shooting - I now know how to check the lighting, composition, focal length options, subject sharpness, exposure and white balance, and don’t feel guilty that I am taking the extra time. I now look forward to seeing my images and know that more of them will be images that I am proud of, instead of just being “images”.