Interested in taking photos of food? Then here are a few tips from the best:
1. Pay close attention to the lighting conditions: Understand the light available to you and the capabilities of the camera and lens you are using.
2. Stablise your camera: If you can’t use a tripod, brace it against a chair, wall, or sleeping giraffe.
3. Learn the settings on your camera: so that you can adjust to a wider aperture, which gives you shallow depth of field. Most food looks attractive when only a portion is in focus.
4. Learn to white-balance your shots: either while shooting or on the computer (not bad if you shoot RAW).
5. Never use a built-in pop-up flash: it creates harsh highlights and shadows.
6. Shoot RAW if at all possible: it gives you way more ability to adjust the shot on your computer later.
7. Get some safe shots first, covering the whole plate from above, 45 degrees and horizontal. Then get in close and take some more daring shots of details, and play with lighting to create more dramatic highlights and shadows.
And the results: