|Tri-Color Pasta in White Sauce|
My wife Mukta is quickly becoming a PRO Blogger with her blogs Mum-Mum Time and Mumbai-Foodies. Mumbai Foodies is still in its nascent stages. As of now it is about the interesting places to eat in Mumbai, she soon plans to start posting articles about interesting eating places in other cities as well. Her other blog Mum-Mum Time, as the name suggests is all about healthy food recipes for babies, toddlers, and kids. For her blog she requires photos of the food that she cooks and puts up recipes for. When we started we had a big debate about how to present the dishes. She was of opinion that the whole dish should be shown by clicking the photo from TOP. However, I felt it would make the dish look flat and that food would appear more interesting if it is shot more from front-top perspective. Later we realized that since our visitors would want to see how the overall presentation of the dish, we decided to go ahead with the TOP view of the dish.
However, that didn't stop me from experimenting, and I did a lot of experiments under the tungsten light and more often under the natural light pouring from our window. Here are some of the pictures from those experiments with Food Photography.
I prefer shooting food in natural light. Also, from all the tutorials that I had referred to, I could learn that it is better to have the food back-lit or side-lit i.e. allowing light to fall on the subject from behind it or from the side. This adds a slight shadow element and gives more depth to the food item, and its texture appears more lively. Adding a slight angle, i.e. not shooting the dish straight also makes the overall capture look good. Also, other than the subject if you add more elements around the subject it makes the photos look more interesting.
The photos below are just baby-steps, I've a lot more to learn through all kinds of experiments and setups. Do let me know your opinion in comments along with any suggestions that you may have. Hungry to experiment, shoot and of course... eat!!
P.S. Stuffed Tomatoes and Tri-Color Noodles are two dishes that I had cooked which will be posted in Mum-Mum Time as guest recipes. :-)
|Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes in Mushroom Sauce|