Basic knowledge about lighting in food photography

In generally, the most basic lessons and regularly to ignore with binoculars deal was that amateur light how important in food photography. If you want to know more, the knowledge of light is everything in photography, it controls the aperture, shutter speed, the filter should be used and the company billions more. Starting now, we will learn about light, especially light to image through a series of food and service Although my personal experience.


Use artificial light is a nightmare for those who do not understand about it. It makes your photo shoot becomes confusion not unlike an evil war and the results will be extremely sad if you do something wrong. In photographing the food, there are two most important factors that we must cultivate and perfect: the right light and the right color.

True light makes the details, the shape becomes clear dishes, more eye-catching color is true, then we will have a separate article on the colors in a photo feed, but of course the first thing is you would not want your tomato pieces with lemon yellow right.

When learning about light, though just a little, you will be surprised to realize that his pictures a lot better actually. As I said light to decide everything in photography.

You can look into the type of light posts when taking food or feed introductory photography to see famous photographer said nothing.


No, I do not want us to learn a sublime physics to analyzing the composition and properties of light. Only two things that we, the vice binoculars filled dreams and creativity need to know, is light with its direction and its light color.


Light travels in a straight line determined, not bent, not turn and do not bend as a model. You will wonder what the hell it is important in the food photos? O Statistics, I’ll tell you, grasp the direction of light to help you know you should put the reflector, the blinds, Diffuser where, and how to take advantage of natural light a effective and least costly.

On the use of lighting controls mentioned above, tui afraid to have a separate article for it. However if you do have decent English skills and want to learn more about light, can be found on Light: Science and Magic of the authors Fill Hunter / Steven BIVER / Paul Fuqua, one of the favorite materials Although my likes.

And by the way, the daylight of nature is the greatest type of light, the most beautiful and perfect for taking pictures of food.

Not surprisingly, its light color. And most of those dishes you will be affected by the color of light you use. Such as the light from the bulbs will make the color picture also becomes yellowed fluorescent lamp would slightly blue-violet image. Technical terms of Vietnam called “renders colors”. And you will be very difficult to capture the bright red strawberries accurate way of color, especially in light yellow or light afternoon’s blind morning.

I will not mention such issues as you want to show a sad afternoon to heart in their photos by letting all have yellow-brown tone. A golden brown tomatoes hear is not bad, even poetic, but that is not the purpose of this article. Our work, the deputy binoculars photographed (and eat) food, is to turn light into “colorless” and keep all the colors of the food that we take. Means a white tablecloth is white and a green vegetable leaf will be green. In order to do this, you will have a deeper understanding across an article about white-balance (photography terminology called white balance) in the later part of this series.

It is mandatory in the professional world.

Above are some of the most basic concepts of light that you need to hold, in a separate article tui will present to you ten “tip” the most simple that you can apply immediately to take pictures of food.

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