Some of the best photographs in the world and history of photography have been taken at night. Night photography is an exceptional branch of photography, and one which demand your full attention all the time.A big role in obtaining professional food photography is played by your camera, which if it is professional it will make your job a lot easier as most of the time they have almost everything automatic such as focus, distance and flash, which means that the picture will not be over exposed.
Some of the basics you will need to take care of when you consider night photography as a hobby or profession are.Food photography must look real in the first place in order for it to look appetizing and inviting therefore the right features in your camera must be activated in order to obtain these results.
Your safety – night photography means working at night. You could be anywhere – in the middle of a jungle taking photographs of prowling lions, or on a deserted locale shooting some special event. Place the food where it is most inviting such as, a well-set table with a clean tablecloth and full set dining plates and silver.If you are photographing fruits, then ensure they are in a bowl where they are well displayed and yet at a contrast with the bowl used in order to bring out their colors and thus, make them vivid and appealing to consume.
Right exposure – even when you will find some amazing automated stuff in the market, (which almost function by themselves), these are good for nothing in exigent circumstances.Food photography should look fresh, and that will be captured only if the food is fresh as well as if the place where the picture is being taken is well lit; most professional cameras have flash that will make up for the lack of light however, they may not bring out what you want in the food photography and that is freshness.
Right equipment – the first and foremost is your camera, of course. Invest in a very good camera and insist on a branded one so you will be sure of the quality.Practice makes perfect and it may happen that at first you will not be able to capture what you were looking for in a food photography but with time and practice you will be able to achieve the look and impression you are after.