Food photography can be challenging, in reality it’s all in the planning. The Chef is as important as the photographer, probably more so. The key to food photography is to get in close, use a shallow depth of field to get the main part of the dish in sharp focus while the remainder of the dish goes slightly out of focus but still leaves enough detail to set the scene. A few coloured spectral highlights are fantastic too
Be careful that the details around the dish are perfect, look out for knives and forks in the wrong place, napkins folded badly etc
Food photography can be great fun, especially if you get to eat the food afterwards. If you have a requirement for food photography, get in touch using the links above.
Angus Forbes is a Scotland based photographer who works throughout the UK on a variety of commercial and social photography projects