FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
Prior to shooting, you will be provided an electronic document which will highlight the restaurant’s details, dates/names, and a small brief which
will outline what dishes are to be photographed, and any other specialrequirements. There will also be a checklist which needs to be checked off and completed for every shoot which must be returned to the employer with your submission of the photos via email.
3 x shots - High angle of each dish
3 x shots - Overhead of each dish
3 x shots - Semi-bird angle of group dishes
3 x shots - Overhead of group dishes
2 x shots - Interior of restaurant
2 x shots - Exterior/Location shots (if applicable)
Images should be shot in RAW or JPEG format, as this allows for easier editing in post production. You are required to provide all original images as well as those which have been edited.
Things to keep in mind:
- Ensure the image is clean by having a good white balance.
- Warm colours and naturally warm ‘filters’. Avoid using Instagram styled
filters on images.
- Colours should be as true to life as possible. Do not change the colour of
the subject in post.
- No black and white photos.
- Colours should be vibrant, yet not over-saturated.
- If harsh lighting/flash was used during the shoot, try to neutralise the
highlights and shadows.
- Images from the same shoot should retain a consistent style through
Including Action ... Something happening with the food helps to create interest and appeal