If you have a convenient size table which you can lug around easily, it would be a saving grace. I have an Ikea table i picked up at a sale for just a pound. It is so light and I keep lugging it around the house, placing it wherever I want (mostly light and brightness dependent). If thats not the case with you, then you can of course make do with whichever table you are using stationary and then play around with the light angles.
As this is going to be a long post, I thought to directly rushing into the introduction of the guest who is going to unveil her secrets behind food photography. The guest of today’s post who is going to allure you with her food pictures and educate you on the skill of food photography is also a freelance writer. I happened to bump into her blog through an comment left in some blog and from then on I have been regularly visiting her blog. I really loved the way she has transformed her food photography from an amateur to a pro level. I am talking about none other than Nisha of Look Who’s Cooking Too. More about her can be found here. Thank you Nisha for squeezing out time and honoring my blog and reader with your guest post.
Try hoards of styling methods once you have your equipment’s ready. You are no longer restrained by using film..so click away. I keep changing positions of my food and accessories a lot and keep clicking numerous pics. For example, in the picture below, i tried the baby tomatoes in different positions and angles. After transferring it on to my lap top, I short list from the collection which I must say requires a lot of patience.
6. Submit your pictures to sites like Foodgakewr and Tastespotting and hear what they have to say if your picture gets rejected. I started off submitting pictures and they used to decline me left, right and center. Took into consideration the reasons, which was mainly composition and lighting, and worked on it. Now I am happy to say that 99 % of my pics gets accepted. Foodgawker is easy to please, whereas Tastespotting is very choosy. Instead of submitting the same picture to both the sites, use 2 different ones and see if they get accepted. Sometimes one gets rejected and you’d know why. But if you get accepted then just sit back and relax, you have it all under control 🙂