Play With Your Food

I think it is important to play with your food before your shoot it – sometimes (if your lucky!) a stylist or chef does this for you – for everyday blogging it is up to you to turn the best side of the food forwards. On the Pistachio shot above I turned a lot of the nuts so that the interesting part was facing the camera. This idea can work when shooting all sorts of things – mussels is one that springs to mind. It often helps to remove clutter from an image also – if you are shooting a restaurant dish, focus in on the food and move the cutlery, glasses and napkin out of the shot.

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