I haven't had the chance to update my blog yet again because I've been working on some interesting new projects that's going to really make the coming months busier.
But I had the opportunity to do some food photography recently--on white plate which I think is the perfect canvass for bringing out the beautiful colors of food--and I would like to share some of my personal thoughts on it. I am in no way an expert at it, the only food photography I've done so far are from restaurant openings I've covered and of course, for the menu and tarpaulin of our restaurant Dex N Mut -- best bulalo in town. Now, the photos there are from three years ago and I think I've gotten just a bit better, hopefully.
So what makes good food photos? In my mind, the idea should always be "make the photo delicious enough to eat". It's a tough task believe me based on some of the photos I see in most restaurants nowadays. I've even heard some few years back that the really professional ones would ask the chef to create the specific dishes to be photographed without regard for the taste. Just make it "look" delicious.
Much like in any area of photography, keep clicking that shutter button until you feel that you've gotten it right. Those who have a natural eye for it will know.
Treat the food as if it were works of art. A lot of thought goes into it and chefs are aware of these things. For them, the plate is their canvass and as a photographer, it is your duty to honor that.
I'll try to come up with another post on shooting desserts so please watch out for that.
Please feel free to let me know your thoughts by posting a comment below. I'd appreciate input from professional food photographers. Or if you just like this post, let me know as well and feel free to share it via Facebook or Twitter. :)