Do you love to bake AND show off your goodies once they’re ready with some fun food photography?
The next best thing to a quiet afternoon in the kitchen is having your own keepsake recipe with beautiful images of the process! Share with friends and family, add them to your socials, or show off your skills in a fun blog post sharing a recipe you love!
This is one of my favourite recipes… yes, yes, I’m not exactly gourmet! But for me, nothing hollers ‘Christmas is coming’ more than my beloved Christmas rum balls!
Last year whilst visiting my parents in Tasmania I whipped up a batch in my mum’s kitchen and had lots of fun with a bit of food photography as I went. I’ve included the recipe below so you can enjoy yourself!
Next time you’re baking, before you let the hoardes devour the treats, why not grab your camera? Take your own beautiful food photography to share online with these easy tips…
Don’t just photograph the final product… record everything!
Start shooting from the moment you’ve gathered all your ingredients and utensils.
The best way to photograph something like this is to approach it as though you’re telling a story with images.
Take wide shots to set the scene and show us where you are. These shots also add context and tie together all your close up shots of the smaller details.
Pause between key steps and take photos of each one, trying various compositions and framing each time (more on that in a moment).
Related: Storytelling Photography
Don’t take everything from your standing height, same angles, same perspectives. The results will be photos that all look the same!
Try multiple angles until you see one that really speaks to you. Get in nice and close to capture the interesting details of a specific object.
Shoot from above looking down. Stand on a chair if you need to (just be careful!).
Get down low and shoot at eye level, this is a great way to help your viewer really connect with the subject or the process you’re photographing.
Natural light is the easiest to work with, and I was lucky as my mum’s kitchen is awash with beautiful natural light coming in through that huge window.
But if you’re light challenged, there are a few things you can do to compensate:
Related: Embrace High ISO
And now… my recipe!
If you had a go, either at my recipe or your own and took photos, come show us in our group, Loving Photography with Click Love Grow!
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