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Top Ten Food Photography Tips From David Loftus And Jamie Oliver

Nikon has teamed up with Jamie Oliver and David Loftus to bring you ten top food photography tips.

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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.
 

Speed

Shoot quickly, especially when dealing with heat.

Capture

Shoot often, and capture the mess. Cooking is messy!

Lighting

Embrace natural, ambient light to show off fresh ingredients.

Macro

Use macro settings to capture stunning close ups.

Backgrounds

Use neutral backgrounds to bring out textures in the food.

Story

Set the scene to tell a story and don’t be afraid to get your hands involved.

Creative

Take action shots using slow shutter speeds to portray energy.

Colour

Use colourful ingredients and off-white plates to serve up.

Angle

Find an interesting angle, even if it means shooting from a height or leaning inside a cooking pot.

View

Adopt the point of view of the creator. The same applies before eating!






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avacreates 9 448 1 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 1:08AM
Love the wording used - thanks EPZ
AVA Grin
1 Feb 2013 1:55PM
Glad you liked the piece AVA. Smile
9 Mar 2013 10:40PM
It missed 'shooting inside a large grill will melt the glue that holds the rubber pad in your expensive tripod' (you have to use a tripod or the heat will melt your face/hands) Smile

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