How to shoot tasty treats
You’ve gone to the trouble of cooking it, so why not get some lovely food photos out of it, as well? Jason Parnell-brookes rustles up a tasty shot
Don’t just eat your favourite food, take scrummy shots of it
For many of us, Christmas is synonymous with an excess of food, and all us photographers love taking pictures to remember the holiday season. So why not combine the two and make the most of all the hard work put into making those festive treats by setting up your Nikon and taking a few tasty photographs?
With a bit of diffused window light and an uncluttered backdrop, it’s relatively straightforward to make an appetizing shot; you just have to style the food the right way and selectively focus to bring attention to the mouth-watering morsels on display.
The camera gear required for this type of shoot is minimal. You won’t need high-end equipment – anything from an entry-level Nikon and kit lens will do here.
But what you can’t do without are a handful of accessories – as successful food photography is all about dressing the scene. Rustic tabletops, serving utensils, a scattering of raw ingredients and seasonal items can really make the scene pop. So let’s get baking…