For reals. Not for a lack of trying though! I can’t tell you how many books are on my iPad or bookshelf about it and I just don’t seem to grasp it. I can’t “stage” a plate to save my life (much less use props!). I struggle with food photography and it drives me crazy!
Ok, honestly, I feel like I struggle with ALL photography.
Here I attempted to shoot some fresh peas using my basic light set up.
I don’t think they are SUPER crappy, but hang on the kitchen wall print worthy? No.
Here’s a photo of my 2-3x a week breakfast. English (100 cal) muffin with guacamole (100 cal pack), cheese (2% thin slice), bacon (3 slices pre-cooked), and a thick slice of tomato.
Not bad but you can’t screw something up in natural light either.
A bowl full of strawberries which I thought came out pretty gosh darn awesome and yes I did print this one.
I know the general “rules” and with the exception of my broken expensive tripod that I can’t afford to replace, I generally do my best. I just feel like I can’t seem to push over that EDGE into AWESOMELAND OF AWESOMENESS.
However, there are some AWESOME food/recipe blogs with fantastic photography out there so I thought I’d list some of my favorites as well as some suggested to me!
Share your food photography tips OR your favorite food/recipe blog that has great food photography!