Photography is one of the best ways to express art in images — their different styles on how people apply their skills in photography. Usually, people who are professional at this do have their expensive gadgets and cameras for their art. It can sound limited for most, but in today’s technology, we can already have access to mobile photography that is handier and convenient for everyone. Through our gadgets and phone cameras, we can do photography on our level anytime and anywhere.
One of the most common objects to photograph by an ordinary person is food. This has been a “ritual” for most people nowadays—to take photos of their food before eating. And the best place to show-off food photography is thru social media. We can easily find different pictures of food on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook, some are great, and some are just your usual food photos.
There are secrets to getting the best photos of your meals especially when they are in large scales. Through flat lays people get a better view of their food in a very artistic look. Although it is a challenge, it is the most beautiful approach to food photography.
Meanwhile for beginners, doing flat lays is difficult. Hence, here we offer some tips for you to master flat lay photography at the comfort of your home.
For professionals, they have the privilege to take photos in studios. Meanwhile, with people like you who are doing food photography for leisure, controlling your camera settings is the first thing to remember.
You may acquire the most expensive cameras but not knowing the preferred settings would still not not guarantee a better output. There are camera settings that can give you a more extensive field depth so you can capture flat lays with sharper detail.
If you have the opportunity to select a better lens, then you are doing it right. It is the most practical tip in acquiring a good camera. Accordingly, if you shoot with a 35mm camera, you should most likely also use a 35mm lens to get a good shot without distortion at the edges of the image. It will also allow you to capture on a bigger scale.
Another thing to consider when taking photos is your lighting. Professionals and even non-pros will tell you that lighting is the key to food photography—or any other reproduction. For beginners, using a soft light is better although food photography can be done in different lightings. And, dim lighting is one of the easiest to play with.
Lastly, know your style! Each one of us has different styles but having a good taste (visually) will give your flat lay and food photography a delicious outcome!