Today is Sunday, and for me that means it’s all about food. Big family dinners, good looking food and great atmosphere.  So what if I wanted to take some images from these amazing dinners that I so often partake in on Sundays?

I don’t want my food images to turn out like crap, so what can I do to get the most out of my food photography? Checkout the two videos below, both of which contain some great tips from Chis Ryan, a professional photographer from Portland, Oregon.

So just to go over it again. Here are your food photography basics:

  • Window Light, bounced back with a reflector
  • Find a focus point for the food
  • Shallow but not too shallow depth of field

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Keep those tips in mind and your food photography will be much better than the standard “look what I’m eating” post on your various social networks.