Food photos: How to do it properly

  • 29 January 2013
  • From the section Magazine

When presented with a beautiful plate of food in a restaurant, it seems a growing number of people share the same, irresistible urge: to take a photo of it, and post it online.

So popular is this trend to photograph your food, some restaurants in New York are said to be enforcing a camera ban.

But if you are going to do it, you might as well do it properly.

Here, professional restaurant and food photographer Paul Winch-Furness gives us his top five tips, in video, for taking photos of food.

Tip one

Media captionTip 1: Setting up

Tip two

Media captionAmbience is all...

Tip three

Media captionTip 3: Styling

Tip four

Media captionTip 4: Composition

Tip five

Media captionTip 5: Post production

Do you take photos of your food? Send us your best, or worst, shots. A selection will be published later.


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