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Rules for Food Bloggers’ Photography

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Even from a mile away, you can tell that they’re food bloggers. When they enter a restaurant, you see them toting a chunky camera and snapping away at the plate in front of them. Nowadays, food bloggers abound, because restaurants are seeing the important role these bloggers play in promoting their place. If you happen to be one of those food bloggers, do remember that there are certain rules to live by, when taking photos in a restaurant:

If you’re going out with a group, do be aware that some of them may not be too keen on the idea of you taking pictures of each dish even before they get a bite of the food. What could be more fun is to get them involved in the process. Ask them if they’re willing to pose for the camera as they slice that juicy steak, for instance.

Be as unobtrusive as possible. In some restaurants, endlessly snapping photos is frowned upon. Get a feel of the place first before pressing down on the shutter. Be wary of that flash too, as you don’t want to annoy other people who are happily enjoying their meal.

Other than the food, try taking shots of the overall ambiance of the restaurant. This will give more depth to your pictures.

More than thinking about your blog, just enjoy the meal and company. That makes for a better experience, after all.

Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Simple Photography Subject #4: Food

Most  SAHMs keep themselves busy at home by dabbling in a little blogging. Some who are food bloggers know the importance of taking quality pictures of food to post on their blogs. If you are one of those food bloggers, your goal is, of course, to make your readers drool and head off to the nearest restaurant to satisfy their cravings. What must you remember in taking photos of food, then?

Take pictures of food at close range, to be able to capture their texture and various colors. If you’re taking photos of cottage cheese, for instance, you’d want to catch all those bumpy curds. You’d want them to appear three-dimensional, and you can achieve this through the proper play of light and shadow. Just experiment with the settings your camera allows.

Think of contrast. That rich red saucy dish would look great against a white tablecloth background. Don’t forget garnishing, as they add drama to your food photos.