Menu Photography Shoot
I think the key to good commercial food photography is the ability for the food photographer to make the food look as appetizing as possible. That sounds like a “given”, but most food photographers concentrate more on making a “pretty picture”, than on making the food look as good as possible.
The way for a food photographer to make the food look as good as possible is to create: 1. shape 2. texture 3. pretty picture. Yes, I’m saying that, especially when making menu-type food photographs, the photographer needs to worry less about making pretty pictures and more about translating what the food actually looks like. Yes, it helps to make the photo look attractive, but what’s more important is to allow the viewer to see the shape and texture of the food itself.
So, if you’re a food photographer, and the time comes to make a compromise between “pretty and information, it’s a good idea to lean in the direction of conveying information.