Let’s Bite in!

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An excellent photographer, Cholena gives invaluable tips for food photography for readers of Different Truths.

Food photography is more than clicking what’s on the table. Thanks to the social media and smartphones, food photography is becoming popular and you don’t even need an expensive camera to photograph food.

Here are some of the do’s and don’ts to make your pictures look professional and stand out from the crowd.

1. When it comes to food photography, lighting is very important. It creates magic and makes the food appetizing. So pay attention to lighting.

2. Switch off the flash and use natural light as much as possible.


3. Pay attention to the and . Take from the right angle. A unique composition and brings life into a monotonous shot.


4. A simple dish can look wonderful if presented well. But some subjects are simply not easy to photograph. Trust your instincts when the result is not working in your favour.


5. It is very important to know what to . Use selective when necessary, where one small part of the food will be in . There is a difference between out of and blurred pictures. So make sure your photographs are sharp.


6. Keep the simple. Get rid of unwanted clutter.

7. Keep the subject simple. the less the merrier.


8. Shoot raw food.


9 .Get rid of unwanted shadows.

10. Play with the contrast and textures and bump up the colours.


11. Sometimes you just have to get closer and fill the frame.


12. Serious is important to make your photograph look interesting.

In short, food picture must make you feel . It must make you want to in at the first glance!

Pix by author.


Cholena Nashan

Cholena Nashan

Cholena Nashan means Song Bird, which is supposed to be tiny and loud. Cholena is neither tiny nor loud. She is a very imaginative person, she loves to shoot, cook, eat, draw and paint . Not in that order always.Cholena is a health fanatic and allergic to serious situations, so she lives life her way. She resides in Bangalore with her family.
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