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8 tips for taking great food photos

July 31, 2013, 10:41 a.m.
food photography, show the process

Photo: Jaymi Heimbuch

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Show the process

Part of the fun of looking at food photography comes from seeing how a dish is made. Spice up your images by showing the way a food item is cooked, prepared, plated or garnished. The added action will make the photographs more dynamic. It will also make viewers feel like they are there with you, in the kitchen making the meal alongside you. It adds a welcoming, homey feeling to your series of images. When styling a completed meal, consider adding in some of the ingredients or tools used in making it as props around the dish. These add interest both in visual composition and content of the image.