Use natural light where possible. Natural light is the most flattering when it comes to food, so take photos outside if you can. If that's not possible, place your dish near a big window and use that as your light source. However, avoid taking photos in harsh direct sunlight in the middle of the day, for example.
Backlight (light hitting the food from behind) creates contrast in the image and adds depth. Position your subject in such a way that the light is hitting the back of it, whilst the photo is being taken from in front.
## Branding & props
A little bit of styling goes a long way. Branded napkins, cloths, garnishes, utensils etc all work great as props and will add interest to your photo.
Make sure there is enough colour contrast in the dish you are photographing. Adding a green garnish on top or a different coloured sauce is a great way to add some colour to a dish.
If you're a supplier with a public-facing event coming up in London who would like our Feast It photographer to come along and snap some photos of your setup and food at a market or public facing event (for free!), please email [email protected] with your details!