Tampa, Florida – Millions of foodies flock to social media every day to post their latest meals, but the Tampa-based freelance food photographer says many of these photos have one thing in common. increase. There is room for improvement.
“Sometimes you have to calm me down because someone at the next table is getting ready to take a picture. I want to go over there and say, ‘Let me show you how to do it better.’ ’” Chip Weiner laughed. .
Weiner’s passion for photography began 30 years ago. When not shooting for clients, Weiner reviews and shoots local restaurants for her own website and social media.
“I want people to look at my picture and say, ‘I want to eat it!'” says Weiner.
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Weiner says a good photo starts with a color palette. His one of his points was to avoid brown food for photography.
He also told me to make sure to grab an open table near the window.
“Being next to a big window with a big light source makes a huge difference in food photography,” he said.
Weiner said to avoid top-down helicopter shots.
Also, if you really want to step up your game, try using light reflectors to bounce light onto your subject.
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“A white napkin will do, it’s better than nothing, and if the kitchen gives you aluminum foil, it doesn’t matter,” says Weiner.
Move the camera to capture some angles. Finally, remove the food from the Styrofoam container.
He said these simple tips can help you get more likes online and support restaurants near you.
“If you can help a restaurant by taking a picture of a delicious dish and putting it on the internet, and someone sees it and wants to try it, that’s great! Everyone wins,” Weiner said. .