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Food photography tips & tricks

These days, it's not enough for your food to just taste incredible - it has to look great too. Feast It customers explore many caterer profiles on our site before settling for their favourite and having great photos of your food or drink can make you stand out from the crowd. ##


We caught up with food photographer Sim from Three Shades Creative, to find out more about his top tips for taking great photos of your food and drink! ##


Get the light right

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.

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Add some depth

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.

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## 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.

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Colour

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.

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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 polly@feast-it.com with your details!


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