Food Photography: Take a Bite!

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When it comes to food photography crisp, clean images are always nice, but sometimes it’s good to mess it up a bit. Get some crumbs on the plate, use that fork/spoon/knife and make the image look like it’s being enjoyed. There are ways to do this and still make the image look tasty.

I am very particular about the styling in my images, so the placement of every crumb, garnish, or droplet was placed there either on purpose or was left in place because I noticed it and liked the way it looked. My ultimate goal is to make the image look like it wasn’t on purpose, but still look tasty enough to eat.

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:24+00:00 February 3rd, 2010|6 Comments

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My name is Nicole and I'm a photographer, author, & educator living in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. When I'm not making photos I'm writing books and tutorials for my online store, Learn more about me and my story here.

6 Comments

  1. Ryan February 3, 2010 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    Wow. I like everything about this. I love how the line of the fork draws you right to the first ready-to-eat bite. The colors are really nice as well. Great shot.

    Also, in honor of yesterdays Photofocus. I wanted to say thanks again for all the time and effort that you put into your craft, it shows. I really try to apply what you teach in these posts, and when I do, my shots are better because of the information that I have gotten. Not great, but better :)

  2. Britt Chudleigh February 3, 2010 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    Great tips. Can’t wait to try them out. I just posted some food photography on my blog yesterday! Funny………and yummy.

  3. Gordon Jones February 3, 2010 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    The photo is great. The only change I would try is to not have the fork resting on the plate, but elevated so it looks like your taking the bite.

  4. Trent February 3, 2010 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    I agree with Gordon. Other than that, it looks great.

  5. David February 5, 2010 at 11:06 am - Reply

    Good tips. Sometimes food photography is too clean. This has a nice lifestyle look.

  6. ButterYum February 5, 2010 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    I have to admit, I struggle with always expecting my food photo shots to be spotless, but I truly do like seeing other people’s pics that include crumbs and such.

    I’m new to photography and have been learning on my own, but I’m really glad I stumbled upon this blog.

    :)
    ButterYum

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