blueberry parfait

Food Photography: 5 Tips for Drool-Worthy Photos

Your freshly baked rustic apple pie is a feast for the senses. The sweet aroma of apples, cinnamon and mulled spices wafts through the kitchen. The perfectly crimped crust promises buttery bliss in each bite and the sticky caramel-glazed apples peeking through the crisscrossed topping shout out ‘I’m ready for my close-up’.

You rush off to get your camera only to discover that the lifeless, pie-tastrophe in the photo is a far cry from the window display-worthy dessert on your counter top.

Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. Capturing your kitchen creations on camera can be tricky!

But, before you throw in the apron and curse the pie gods, take a minute to read our trusted food photography tips for drool-worthy, ‘I’ve gotta eat that now!’ photos.

Whether you are a food blogger looking to showcase your recipes, an avid baker or restaurant paparazzi, snapping pics of your meal before you dig in, our top 5 tips will help you to improve your food photography and leave your friends and readers drooling over their keyboards.

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Night Photography Tips: Here Comes the Darkness

So much of the world comes to life after the lights go down – cities become magical new playgrounds and the stars illuminate naturescapes. Taking your camera out after hours is therefore an inherently sensible idea. Night photography is challenging – it takes patience, some good equipment, technical prowess… and most of all — patience!

If you are looking for some inspiration I’d recommend checking out the stunning work of veteran night photographer Michael Kenna. Going nocturnal will give you an acute understanding of how you are using light, make you more aware of ISO and exposure and subsequently improve your technical photography across the board.

Here are five simple steps to get you started…

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