Friday, November 01, 2013

Contributor | Food Photography Tips

Hello, it’s Mandy Faith from Man D again! Food photography is undeniably a trend lately, so today I would want to share some tips I have learnt along the way.

#1. Angles

Most foods are best taken from top. Don’t be afraid to stand and take in the whole table setting! Though, foods like pancakes look better taken sideway to display the layers.

#2. Composition

Try placing your plate in the middle and the cutleries scattered randomly around. Alternatively, everything can be arranged very neatly. Keep trying new compositions and you’ll surprise yourself! However, make sure to clear unnecessary items off the frame (e.g. phones, dirty napkins, etc.).

#3. Walk Around

Many cafes have foods beautifully displayed at the counter so don’t miss the chance to capture. There are no rules stating you can only take pictures of foods that are on the table!

#4. Natural Light

If possible, get seats near windows/doors so you will be blessed with abundance of pretty sunlight that will certainly make your food look better. Bet you wouldn’t want to get a dark and grainy picture captioned ‘breakfast’!

#5. Phone & Apps

Due to the fact that most cafes and restaurants have narrow spaces between seats and bulky cameras are a little inappropriate for dining, phones always come in handy for food photography. Snap a picture away is just so easy. Further edit it with your favorite apps and be ready to share to the world!

#6. Be Creative

Hold your cuppa elegantly, capture your friend trying out the food, take pictures of food already eaten halfway… Just anything you can think of! Food photography is so interesting if applied creatively!

That is all for this time! Now go take some pretty food pictures and share!

Mandy Faith
Here Comes the Sun Contributor


  1. I adore food photography, and I'm always the annoying guest who has to make everyone wait to eat until I have finished photographing!

  2. Lovely photos!!

  3. this article is a lot like an instagram tips one I've read recently by a vogue australia blogger!

  4. Oh my gosh, so much delicious food!
    I love macarons!

  5. Taking good pictures of food is so difficult, especially the lighting. I often take picture of the food I make at home, but since the sun sets before 5 pm I usually don't have any natural light. Do you have any good tips for photographing in inside lighting? My pictures always get really yellow...

  6. I LOVE your photos. I always have a hard time with the natural lighting. Especially in public places.

  7. Such nice photographs!

  8. this made me hungry! lovely post!
    -Deana, from Birds&Oxfords

  9. Looks absolutely delicious. I love macaroons :D Great tips!

  10. Hi! Where are those macarons from? (In both pictures please - I've been struggling to find good macarons in Auckland!) Thanks!

  11. Great tips! Love your photos :)


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