Canon – Food Photography TipsIf you’ve always been intrigued by how food photographers can make their pictures look so gastronomically yummy even on print, then this personalised menu is perfect for you. Canon Imaging Academy (CIA) gives us the low down on how we can make our own food photos look as delish as the Jamie Oliver magazine come to life. Dig in!
CameraWhile you certainly can take good shots on a simple point-and-shoot camera, cameras with manual settings will give you more control over your shot.
LensMacro lenses are great for capturing detail in food photography. Pick something that can give you a focal length of at least 50mm, like the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro lens for example.
FlashUsing direct flash is not recommended for food photography, as the lighting produced can be too harsh and throw off the natural balance of colours.
Note: I agree. You've seen Martha Stewart's shots. Bounce your light off the ceiling with an external flash unit for best results.