Using angles for food photography is a simple way to dramatically change the appearance of your photos. Check out these 3 different angles here and quickly upscale your food photos!
When it comes to food photography, one of the most important things to take into consideration is the point of view the picture is taken from. By simply adjusting the angle of the camera, the image captured can be altered in so many ways to achieve the specific look and feel desired. One of the best parts about this tool is that it is free for photographers at any skill level. It is a fun way for beginning food bloggers to experiment with photographing their dishes. Check out these creative ways for using angles for food photography.
Using Angles for Food Photography
THE OVERHEAD VIEW
I have to admit that I am starting off with one of my favorite angles for food photography. It is when you hold your camera directly over top of the food, at a 90 degree angle, and shoot straight down. I am partial to this view because it allows several ingredients to be shown. It also eliminates the depth of the photo, which makes getting the “right look” easier for many simple recipes. After several shots are taken from overhead, they can be edited for best appearance. This site is very helpful for learning how to edit photos https://setapp.com/how-to/how-to-edit-photos-on-mac. I like to use the overhead view when taking process pictures for recipes. Here are all the ingredients needed for a batch of Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins.
THE ¾ ANGLE
This angle is a great place to start if you are not sure how to take your shot. Hold your camera at about a 45 degree angle in relationship to the food to take the picture. It should capture the front, top, and sides of the food, but not the back. In other words, ¾ of the actual image. This is a beautiful way to relay a story to your readers about a meal or show all the ingredients in a recipe. Once again the ingredients for the muffin recipe are photographed, but this angle gives them a completely different appearance.
THE “HEAD ON” SHOT
In a “Head On” shot the camera is looking straight at the subject or at a zero degree angle. This point of view is looking directly at the food and will only show the front of it. It is a dramatic angle to use when you want to only feature the finished food item. In this photo, the finished Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins are stacked upon one another for the “Head On” shot, this has become very popular in food photography!
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So Tell Me…
What is your favorite angle to use in food photography? Do you have a favorite editing tool for your pictures? Is there an angle mentioned above that you will try? Have you stacked food as seen above for a dramatic head on shot?
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