Another priority when learning how to photograph food professionally is lighting. You don’t need professional equipment to make these images turn out amazing – you can still very much DIY a good lighting set up and take incredible quality images just with your mobile phone.
Natural light from the sun is best, but if you have to use artificial light, the cleanest looking images will come from purchasing a special overhead light, and using white reflectors (such as a white lightbox) around outside the frame of the shot. Kitchen lights can be good for warmth and ambience but are usually very bad for photography.
If you’re using professional lighting, remember that they do warm up the room very quickly. If you’re shooting food that are temperament such as cheeses, be sure to know exactly where you want them positioned before you commence your shoot. Place them on the table just before you begin shooting to avoid a meltdown from happening in front of your camera lens.
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