10 Steps To Great Food Pics With Your Point and Shoot

Jacob Katel
Chef Sean Bernal, swordfish samurai.

Anybody can take great food pics!

Most people don't have expensive cameras with detachable lenses, filters, reflectors, and light kits.

You don't need any of that stuff to take great photos.

With food photography booming as it is on the internet these days and cooking culture being so popular, we thought we'd share some tips to help the average shooter with an average camera take great food photos.

Here are ten steps that will improve your food pics.

All of the following examples were shot with a regular $200-or-less point-and-shoot camera on almost fully automatic settings with limited image optimization...

10. Shoot In White Light
Jacob Katel
MIA at Biscayne
Color is a defining characteristic in how we perceive food. Getting it wrong can make even the best meal look horrible. Digital cameras love fluorescent white light. It's usually not found in dining rooms. Look for it in kitchens. Be aware of any shadows you cast on your subject and keep them out of the shot. Leave your camera set to auto (turn off its flash though), and let its manufactured brain do its job. Given a clean white light source most cameras will return a true to life color image. 

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