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How to take a good foodie photo


25-10-2012 10:00

We’re all food photographers these days - but if you want to share your dinner on Instagram or Facebook, what’s the best way to do it? Joanne Murphy and Orla Neligan, the women behind Cornershop Productions, who styled and shot the images in the gorgeous new Irish Countrywomen’s Association Cookbook, give their top tips.

 

1. Natural light, natural light, natural light! Unless you are very adept with lighting, keep it simple. Put a table beside a window and use a thin white sheet to diffuse any direct sunlight if it’s coming in.

 

2. Experiment with different textures and surfaces to ensure colours and the overall mood and look suits the food.

 

3. Sometimes the ’too perfect’ look can look too staged and not very appetizing. Try digging a spoon into the dish, show off what the ingredients are - go for a more natural and real look, without making a total mess of course.

 

4. Use a white board or even white sheet of paper to bounce light back onto your food if you have distracting shadows.

 

5. Don’t let your food hang around for too long before shooting it.

 

www.cornershopproductions.4ormat.com
www.joanne-murphy.com



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