Jamie Oliver and and his collaborator, professional food photographer David Loftus have teamed up wth Nikon to bring you some top food photography tips. Take a look at our Food Photography feature
for more hints and tips form Jamie and David.
Shoot quickly, especially when dealing with heat.
Shoot often, and capture the mess. Cooking is messy!
Embrace natural, ambient light to show off fresh ingredients.
Use macro settings to capture stunning close ups.
Use neutral backgrounds to bring out textures in the food.
Set the scene to tell a story and don’t be afraid to get your hands involved.
Take action shots using slow shutter speeds to portray energy.
Use colourful ingredients and off-white plates to serve up.
Find an interesting angle, even if it means shooting from a height or leaning inside a cooking pot.
Adopt the point of view of the creator. The same applies before eating!