It’s been long since I updated my blog…..simple reason…I am at my mom’s place…relishing, relaxing, rejuvenating and rejoicing….My lil one MM is fully enjoying all the attention and pampering getting from her grand parents and sweet aunt…..Now coming to today’s post….as by now most of you know about food photography series being featured on first of every month. After talking much about light, camera, angles and settings….I thought of moving on with blog props. Blog props play much important role in food photography…..where food photography has involved as a new hobby/passion blog props play a major role in making the food appealing to the eyes….The guest who is going to share her asset of blog props and who is going to make a clear cut notes on blog props is someone who has acclaimed heights of blogging with in no time since she started her blog. I choose her because I am always bowled by her unique and distinguished look of her food pictures. Colorful props and elegant backgrounds and cute hand made articles are signature in the food pictures of her blog…I am talking about none other than friendly and charming Nithi Rajasekaran of The 4th Sense Cooking. When I contacted Nithi to make a guest post on blog props, she enthusiastically accepted my invitation and being busy with her work she manged to send a detailed post on the topic. Scroll down to check what Nithi is going to tell us about backgrounds and blog props….
BackgroundBackground of an image is as important as the foreground or the subject as such. The dish that you make gets really highlighted only when the background is supportive and pretty.There are various items that you can choose as backgrounds for you photograph
- Colored charts
- Hand made papers
- Wall papers
- Planks of wood roughly painted
- Colorful napkins
- Gift wrappers
- A dining table as such
- or even a simple Dhupatta or saree can do wonders to your pics.
Colored charts that I use as background
Properties A wonderfully cooked up curry which tastes amazing could look absolutely unappealing when presented in a cooker that it was made!!!(excuse exceptions) That is not what you want right??!!Its not just the dish that gets one’s attention to the pic. It could even be the serving bowl, or the flowers used at the background or even a simple napkin could grab the attention. So do concentrate on all the properties on the setup to make it a beautiful pic on the whole.
Flowers never fail to make us smile 🙂 Choose pretty flowers that compliment your dish as backdrops.
I go by following simple rules of colors or color theories that help us choose the best schemes that pleases our eyes.
Monochromatic Color Scheme:
Monochromatic color schemes are derived from a single base color and extended using its shades, tones and tints.
Using one single color in the picture from its lightest shade to the darkest can keep the focus on the subject color and would register in the viewers mind easily.
Simply go ahead choosing background and properties of the same color of the dish 🙂
Example:I have used only shades of yellow as the main color and have extend to its lightest shade being white in mango yoghurt parfait picture below.
Complimentary color scheme
Analogous color scheme:
Example:I have used Yellow, Orange and Green in this picture that blends well and gives a pleasing effect.
Example:The apple tea photograph below was shot next to a large window. The blurred trees at the backdrop give it a nice tropical look isn’t it?!!!
Example:I have carved out frogs from green bell peppers and used it as a property to decorate my Bell pepper rice.