Over the past two years, I’ve learned a lot about the intricacies of food photography. When I started this food blog in January of 2012, I knew very little about photography in general. I took photos with my trusted iPhone and since I didn’t know any better, those photos looked pretty darn good to me. But, my then-boyfriend / now-husband showed me his SLR and we started using that bad boy for photos. While the SLR improved the quality my photos immensely, my photos still weren’t foodgawker-worthy. So, I began to read – a LOT – and what I learned is that food photography (or what I like to call “foodtography”) is not just about the camera you use, it is also about styling, props, and natural light, amongst other things. In this post, I share 5 tips that will make your photos look like they belong in the next issue of Martha Stewart’s cooking magazine.
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