If youâ€™re a beginning photographer who wants to bite into food photography, hereâ€™s a good place to start. Chef Jean-Louis Vosgien of Saint Tropez is graciously sharing his tips on how to shoot culinary photographs.
He says the LCD screen in todayâ€™s digital camera is a great tool, making it a lot easier for shooting food than looking through the lens. But for composing the picture, nothing beats tethered shooting, connecting the camera to a computer with a big screen display. This makes composition extremely precise and much easier.
And mind your background, Jean-Louis says; it could be a natural background or whatever you want to appear in the picture. A strong sheet of white or colored paper may help in some situations.
Get near a window for lighting if you donâ€™t have a light box. And shoot steady. Use a tripod to stabilize the camera. If you donâ€™t have a tripod, use that little bag of flour or rice for the camera to sit on. Chef Vosgien has his culinary photos posted here.