Nugene Chiang of Canon Imaging Academy imparts tricks of the trade to transform your daily fare into a gastronomical photo spread
A mouth-watering dish on the front cover of your favourite gourmet magazine is never captured by fluke.
While an expertly-plated dish wins half the battle, the magic to luscious food photography lies in the ability to convey an appropriate mood or emotion.
From the type of equipment to the styling, a photographer’s ability to pay attention to details distinguishes Insta-worthy photos from those forever relegated to your camera’s archives.
To help budding food photographers achieve this, Nugene Chiang of Canon Imaging Academy tells us that it is crucial to take time to plan one’s shot before snapping away.
1. Gear up
For starters, pick a camera that promises sharp imaging quality. While you can certainly capture excellent photos with a simple point-and-shoot compact, cameras with manual settings will give you greater control over your shot.
Additionally, consider the type of lens being paired with the camera body. Macro lenses are always ideal in food photography as it allows you to get up close and capture details, such as steam rising from a piping warm bowl of classic beef stew.