I loved learning at Nicole’s Classes last month. My favorite class was the tabletop and food photography class. For me it’s all about the quick tips, I love learning all the little tips and tricks used to get food to look great.
Here are 3 fun tips that I loved:
1. Add half glycerin/ half water to a mini spray bottle to get the “condensation look” on the pepsi cans above. This tip is crazy…the glycerin makes the water drops stay exactly in place.
2. o.b. tampons (I know! right?) – add water and microwave them for a minute (or so) then place behind food to make it appear like it’s steaming. This tip would be good for hot chocolate, hot apple cider or a pie. I guess this tip is good for adding the steamy look without over cooking something. I tried this tip, and it didn’t work that well for me. I think it might have been that my f-stop was too low causing the steam to blurr out. I had to try it though…I mean c’mon…it’s the o.b. tampon trick. (LOL)
3. The last one, and probably the tip that I have used the most, is to study any great image and figure out where the light source is coming from. This is so basic, and something I hadn’t thought too much about until this tip. You will notice a trend with food photography right now…it’s either shot back lit or side lit.
For more great tips and tricks, check out Nicole’s classes.
PS. Looking at the Martha Stewart image above, can you tell where the light source is coming from?
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