If you’ve ever looked at an image you’ve just shot and wondered, “why does it feel flat?”
In the world of food photography we’re dealing with a two-dimensional medium, but truly captivating food photos give us the sense of three dimensions. We want to entice the viewer to want to reach out and grab that bite.
It’s All In the Lighting
If you want to make an image feel 3D, it’s all in the lighting. More specifically, it’s about the direction of the lighting.
This video reviews the various types of lighting scenarios from front lighting to side, to backlighting. You’ll be able to understand why your images are feeling flat and how to correct that with a few simple lighting techniques.
March 10, 2023, 9:26 am
This video is very detailed instructions. I really see how it works. The pictures I took were much better. Thanks.
March 25, 2023, 12:03 am
Shooting from different angles can also create a sense of depth in your images. Experiment with shooting from above, below, and from different sides to find the most interesting angle for your subject.
April 17, 2023, 12:15 am
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April 18, 2023, 12:50 pm
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April 20, 2023, 2:15 am
I like your idea.
April 23, 2023, 7:02 pm
Natural light is one of the best sources of light for food photography. Avoid using overhead lights or fluorescent lights as they can create shadows and make your food look flat.
May 4, 2023, 6:38 am
Create layers or arrange your food to create depth in your photograph to avoid having a flat appearance. For instance, you may layer sauces, stack components, or utilize dishes of various heights.
May 11, 2023, 2:23 am
Use natural light whenever possible. Position your subject near a window or shoot outdoors in diffused natural light. Avoid using direct harsh light, as it can create strong shadows and wash out colors. Soft, diffused light helps highlight textures and adds depth to your photos.