Welcome to another Food Photography Thursday! I also like to call this day Weekly Photo Stew simply because Thursdays have become my weekly stew – only a stew in photos. I write my food posts throwing in bits and pieces of everything, even some food.
If you are reading this post that probably means you are interested in food photography. Not just that, you have probably researched food photography tips and tricks and have seen some awesome You Tube videos. Perhaps you are also addicted to food channels or you scan every cookbook you come across in a local book store. Don’t worry, you are not a weirdo, I do pretty much all of that. After all research and practice, you figured out you need a nice camera, good lens, and Adobe Photoshop to get a decent food shot. But what do you need for a perfect food shot? The answer is – a few dirty tricks!
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Professional food stylists use many dirty tricks to create appealing food sets. I am in no way a food photography purist but I don’t use those dirty tricks. Why not? Because I am a purist. Not. OK, let’s be honest (not that that’s obvious) the real reason why I do not use dirty tricks is that I am not paid to use them and I like to eat my meal after I take a photo. So, today I am going to share a few dirty tricks with you!
Pros use following tricks to enhance their photos and you may find them interesting too:
Hairspray – gives an illusion of freshness to a stale cake or bread
Glycerin and liquid soap – gives food that fresh just-picked-and-rinsed look
Cotton balls – soaked in water & microwaved and placed behind the food plate (or inside the cup) produce steam for
Spray deodorant – produces nice frost on grapes
Toothpicks – to hold together that hamburger!
Shoe polish – to give your steak that perfectly grilled look
Acrylic ice cubes – to get that perfect Coke-in-a-glass shot!
By the way, Amazon sells Clear Acrylic Display Ice Stones – 1 Lb for $9.
Now, I would love to see your food shots!
Please, feel welcome to link your food and beverages shots to Food Photography. The rules are simple:
1. Make your photograph about food or beverages.
2. Tell us about that photograph: share a photo tip, recipe, or a story behind it.
3. Submit the URL to your food photo post or a specific Flickr image, NOT your home page or album URL.
4. Please, include a link back to my blog in your post or Flickr image description. You can grab the button below or use a text link. Note: Linked photos without the backlink will be removed.
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