Here’s a food photo from a recent shoot. I’m pleased with the lighting on the dip, but in hindsight, I think I’d liked to have brightened up some of the secondary food items. Oh well. live and learn. It’s part of what makes food photography so much fund and so challenging.
I also am pleased with the napkin placement and the use of negative space, in the composition. I know, it doesn’t seem like much, but to me, it’s pretty important. If you’re new to food photography, you probably don’t realize that EVERYTHING in the shot has been considered, if not intentionally placed exactly where you see it. Pretty much every fold, wrinkle, reflection and crumb, is there because the team wanted it there… This may not be true of editorial food photography, but in commercial / advertising food photography, it is.