Published: 10 days ago
Want to take better food photos?! We asked KW local photographer @sylviapondphoto to share her tips and tricks to get the perfect shot!
#1 Good lighting! Opt for natural light when you can. If you’re taking photos after dark (let’s say dinner time with Borealis take-out), turn on as many lights as you can and move the dish as close as you can to a light source. Watch where the light is coming from to avoid shadows- especially from your own phone. *Try using a flashlight from behind the food for a neat effect*
#2 Make sure the focus is on the food, not the plate or the background
#3 Use white card stock or board to reflect some light onto the food (we’ve used a napkin or a menu for our photos in the past 😄)
#4 Try using the “portrait” or “food” mode on your phone to create a blurred background. Be sure to move a bit further away from your subject when using these modes
#5 Style! Use fun plates, napkins or cutlery to dress your picture up!
We’d love to see your at-home photos of our take home meals! Tag us so we can share!
Follow @sylviapondphoto and @thesillykitchen for inspiration! 📸 #localtasteswaybetter #foodphotography #likeapro #showusyourpictures #eatlocal #drinklocal #thinkglobal