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.
A blog by David Griffen Photography.
David Griffen loves food almost as much as he loves photography.
This blog is an excursion into shooting food with a camera phone, trying to get the tastiest results using the same techniques David practices when shooting Michelin starred chefs. This blog is by no means a definitive guide to food photography, but David hopes it will give you some new ideas and lift the level of food photography in food blogs.