Photographing food is becoming somewhat of an art. There are many sites dedicated to this endeavor. If you are interested in food, (like who isn’t!) and photography, the internet is your resource. Search for “food photography tips” and you will find plenty of pictures and tips to help you on your way to preserving your food memories forever.
Besides the obvious, knowing your camera, composition, and the light, sites offer tips from taking pictures of the mess it took to make your artful dish, to ideas of ‘props’ to compliment your food.
Lighting isn’t limited to what you can create with natural lighting or flash lighting. Making the whole picture reflect the ‘mood’ of the food, including the ‘color’ is also discussed, citing such considerations as using warm colors to display a picture of soup, and cool colors to display a summer drink shot.
If you want to start a food blog, there are sites dedicated to only the best of the best food pictures. TasteSpotting.com will let you upload your tasty delicious pictures. You can register and upload your artful food to FoodGawker.com, and both will let you link back to your site for the recipe. They will only accept perfect pictures, to be decided by them.
Search Pintrest.com and you’ll find visual links to lots of food pictures and sites dedicated to the art of food.
Fresno Food Expo is an annual event. This year it is Thursday, March 13, 2013 at the Fresno Convention Center on M Street. If you don’t have enough food to photograph, you’ll find loads of food downtown. Take time to hone your food photography skills and grab some local tasty tidbits while you’re at it.
Whether you make food, eat food, or just take pictures of food, there is something for everyone, if you look. Take time to search out what interests you, and once you find it, shoot it, then eat it, and smile, you are not alone.