Tips on lighting in food photography

The first is never to use the pop-up flash of the camera (flash toad) when shooting cuisines. This skill is the most important and most common mistake of novice. The flash of the camera to lose contrast and block necessary buoyancy, and photograph your food will look to be going flat. The position of the camera flash toads make it become completely useless.

Second: Learn about the white balance (WB). WB also called white balance is one of the four most important factors to create a beautiful food photos. Light of different colors in different circumstances, expressed in units of Kelvin. WB common in 2500K to 5500 K range and will be higher or lower depending on the light being used. Tui will start using the concept of light colors mentioned in this article when it comes to the World Bank.

3. Do not try to combine multiple types of light when taking pictures. Unless you already have experience and want to create a special effect in the picture, do not combine two different types of light with different colors. Such as combining light yellow (2600K-2900K) and flash light (5200K-5400K). If you try to do, most cases your dishes will have two different colors, and color balance that at the stage two will do a post-torture even for experienced hands. Of course when you start more technically savvy to use light, which combines many different light sources will be an interesting challenge, but when you are a beginner, trying to perfect the simple things first.

4. Do not take pictures outdoors at noon. Outdoor light at this point is extremely fierce and the region and constitute a strong contrast in the image, a negative factor for the food photos. It even losing detail in bright areas of the image. To avoid this you can use the blinds when shooting, or more simply to get into the shade or in a window where direct sunlight can not visit your intimacy.

5. Learn a tẹo on artificial lighting when taking pictures of food. Artificial light is formed by combining flash and features like softbox or umbrella. Using this type of light is a challenge even for those who take a long time, however, does not mean you can not learn the most basic things, such as learning about the flash off. Because the use of artificial light means that you take the initiative to form your photos, regardless of weather conditions or natural light like.

6. Use of Diffuser. Diffuser is one of the most inexpensive tools and easiest to use, you can even create it from a few sheets giayA4 or thin white cloth. Diffuser is the effect of the light becomes soft and softer, with greater efficiency in both portrait and photo feeds.

7. Use of the light reflection. Reflection of light is only a concept, anything can reflect the light are considered anti morning (ceilings, white walls, paper, mirrors, bright instruments professional response, …). Usually reflect light effectively reduces the contrast of the picture or make the picture blurred shadow. Contrast brightness control a little harder Diffuser and related to material you use, though sometimes reflect light can make use anything available in the photoshoot. Tui had used a white bowl and 1 cleaver to the light to reflect.

8. Lighting reverse (back light). One of the most important knowledge of food photos. Combine backlight brightness and contrast tools, your photos will network more clear feeling normal, or some cases, bizarre than usual. Than normal anyway also a plus, right?

9. The light side (light side). Side light makes the object’s surface becomes more obvious than other types of light. Meat such as commentaries, so of pasta, …

10. Find a window facing north or south. Photographing food in natural light is the choice of the majority photographer. Light window light is your favorite type of human vanity. Windows put in two directions received most soft light throughout a long day.

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