Hands down, one of the most common questions I get is “What is one changemaker tip for improving my food photography?”
I get it — we all want that one tip that will take things to the next level! Lucky for us, this tip DOES exist and I’m here to share it with YOU. This is my #1 tip for improving your food photography!
In my private Facebook group I’ve seen a lot of questions like this. The reason? A lot of folks aren’t shooting in manual mode! Manual mode is seriously the secret to magazine and cookbook quality photos. It gives you complete creative freedom so you can choose how the light, movement, and focus come together in an image.
By manually choosing the aperture, or f-stop you’ll have more control over the depth of field which is how much of your image is in focus.
As for shutter speed, being able to control it can help you capture motion in more creative ways. By selecting slower shutter speeds you can capture shots where your subject shows some motion blur.
There are also times you’ll want to take creative control of the overall brightness of an image (by manually adjusting shutter speed, aperture, and ISO). The brightness of your photo is a personal preference, and an artistic choice. Some lighting situations are just too difficult for the camera’s auto mode to handle. Like backlighting, or very dark or very bright situations.
So basically, what I’m saying is – if you’re not shooting in manual it needs to be your next priority! If you’re looking to take your skills to the next level, you’re in luck. I shared my other favorite tips for improving your food photography in a free guide for you. You can click here and I’ll send it your way!
What’s YOUR biggest struggle with food photography? I’d love to help!