Holly & I both consider ourselves to be amateur photographers, but it has been months since I first said “I really should try and learn more about the science behind good food photography, rather than just teaching myself ever so slowly”. Over the weekend I was baking donuts and I finally sat down to research before taking my shots. Now, five hours later I had read more articles than I care to remember and had learned more theory about composition, lighting, aperture and depth of field than I thought possible. For our comic relief bake off on Wednesday, I am making macarons, donuts and cupcakes, so hopefully I will be able to use what I have learnt. I also bought some white boards to use as light reflectors.
Until then, here are the articles I found most useful – I hope they help!
A general overview
1. Food Photography Tips for Food Bloggers by Kate
Aperture, Depth of Field & Lighting
2. Aperture & Depth of Field by Aparna
3. Aperture & Settings by Gill Dantas
4. Composition by Taposh
5. Building an Image by Jenn Oliver
6. The 11 best angles for food photography by Sasha Gitin
Last night I tried out using aperture as suggested in Aparna’s article, and I have to say it was simply marvellous! I used some white polystyrene boards to reflect more light, and it was almost as if it wasn’t night time. Can’t wait to try it during the day!
Let me know what you think.