• Take photos under natural light. Do not use overhead lights or lamps or your built-in flash. Ever!
  • Move around to find the best light source. Don’t feel confined to taking photos in your kitchen. Perhaps the light is best in your bedroom in the morning, and in your living room in the afternoon.
  • Try taking photos from multiple angles. Some plates of food look better from above (like, pizza), or from the side (burgers), or at a 45-degree angle (drinks). Try moving around the plate and taking photos at various angles so you can pick your favorite later.
  • Minimize clutter. If that spoon, napkin or busy background doesn’t add to the photo, it detracts from the photo. Focus on what is most important, but don’t zoom in so close that viewers can’t tell what the food is.
Shoot Tethered For Better Photos
I know some photographers don’t like the idea of tethering as they feel constrained by the cord.
It allows me to see the final photo in real time so that I can make lighting and styling adjustments, and any unwanted elements I couldn’t see in the camera

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