by Leah Moldowan
Since you’re not able to smell or taste the food you see online, it’s the photos that are going to convince you an online recipe is mouth-wateringly delicious. That said getting those shots isn’t always an easy task. When I first started photographing my food as way to document my journey to healthier living, I had no clue what I was doing or that I’d eventually fall in love with food photography itself. While you don’t need to be a professional photographer, it does take some time and repetition to master. Of course a nice dSLR camera (my Canon T2i is my baby) helps, but an iPhone will do. Honestly if you have nice looking food and good natural light, you’re set.
My biggest tip would be to practice, practice, practice! A cliché, I know, but just take pictures everyday and try new angles and lighting until you find what works. Also look critically at photos of food on Instagram or Pinterest and use them as inspiration for your own shots.