Easy Food Photography TipIn a previous post I shared how my food photography improved when I started to focus on the appearance of the food rather than the camera skills. This little tip is an example of that philosophy.
Turn the page of any food magazine and you will see this tip in action. It's a bit of a trend right now really, and I totally see why. Utilizing this simple trick transforms an otherwise mundane photo into something spectacular. Want to know what the secret is?
Food Styling Secret in second part of post...
Use A Napkin As A PropIt's really simple. All you do is take a paper or cloth napkin and place it underneath the food, or even underneath the plate. Most of the time you don't even notice this little detail. But adding the napkin separates the food from the table top, adding visual contrast and interest.
In the two photos above, the fruit galettes didn't photograph well on plates, so I simply folded a paper napkin and placed it underneath each galette. Voila!
Have you tried doing this before? Do you have any tips on how best to do it? Why don't you share your thoughts in the comments.
Below are some really beautiful examples of professional food photographer Matt Armendariz's photographs where he utilizes this technique.