Questions tagged [food-photography]

Composition, technique, style, or any other questions relating to the subject of food photography.

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What do I need to know to get started with food photography?

I'd like to get started in food photography, and my first attempts are worlds apart from the examples we see all around us on food labels, in cookbooks, and in advertising. What are some tips to ...
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What lenses are best for food photography?

What lenses are best for taking photos of cooked dishes? In some articles, I have read that I can have great results with lenses f/1.4 because they are cheap and they give that nice blurred ...
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What style of composition for food photography triggers people's appetite?

What kind of style and position triggers more the appetite of people? What are the best ways to position food and combine with other objects? What kind of objects are better combined with food? Does ...
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What surface to use for food photography?

Most of the photography I have been making recently has been for my Cooking.Stackexchange blog posts. I have run into some problems when choosing a surface to put the food on. Maybe somebody can ...
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Why isn't the background towel visible in this still life?

She said (in comments) that she has used a towel here as a background: http://500px.com/photo/4934925 That is a macro shot. But, the towel isn't simply "visible" (except very faintly on the right ...
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How can I improve my food photography when limited to a point and shoot?

Previously I have used a Sony DSLR A580 camera along with its 50mm 1.8 lens to take pictures of food. Personally, I really liked that lens. At the moment, I am back to my old Samsung i8 Point and ...
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Can a fast prime lens simulate a macro lens for food photography?

I read in this thread that macro lenses are considered good for food photography. AFAIK, macro lenses are also used to photograph insects. The lens makes them look giant, and shows up all their ...
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What kind of “stand” for photo taken from above? E.g., food photography

I want to take photography of things laid on a table (fabric, drawing and painting mainly). So, basically, the lens just above it. Are there "special stands" for this kind of photo? So far, I saw 2 ...
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How can I get nice, vivid colors in food photography without blown-out brightness from the flash?

Whenever I click pictures of people and food using flash, the whole picture becomes bright. When I click without flash, the camera takes in the light from the surroundings and gives me a monotonous ...