What does it take to snap the proper meals pic?
@TheFoodStudio.ca photographers and meals stylists Kevin and Brianna Braganza share their prime suggestions and tips for capturing mouth-watering meals stuff along with your smartphone, utilizing our dream donuts for inspiration.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cheesecake, Birthday Cake Confetti, and S’mores Dream Donuts aren’t solely downright scrumptious, they’re additionally camera-ready.
Listed below are some prime meals styling and images suggestions from Kevin and Brianna:
Search pure daylight. On the subject of taking meals images, Kevin and Brianna advocate utilizing pure daylight to brighten your shot. This provides you the perfect alternative to keep away from any coloration correction that could be wanted within the enhancing part. If pure gentle is not accessible, there’s the following most suitable choice: edge-mounted synthetic lighting mixed with a diffuser to offset any harsh gentle and a reflector to ship gentle into shadowy areas of your topic.
Be artistic when styling your shot. When working with a colourful and Instagram-worthy topic like Dream Donuts, Kevin and Brianna encourage you to be artistic.
Listed below are some issues to think about:
Selecting backdrops and props to enhance your theme. For the Birthday Cake Dream Donut, for instance, Kevin and Brianna love the concept of incorporating birthday candles, sprinkles, and a vibrant pink tablecloth to deliver to life the essence of this product.
Gadgets like angular sponges can provide your topics an angled carry/tilt, whereas picket skewers will help prop issues up and create a narrative inside your picture.
Podiums and completely different sized blocks so as to add dimension and depth – you need to improve the impact of your photograph.
Use the rule of constraints. The regulation of odds says that once you embody a gaggle of topics in your photograph, an odd quantity as an alternative of a good quantity will create a extra fascinating and extra participating composition—and we could not agree extra. For instance, a scene with three, 5 or seven donuts can be extra interesting than two or 4.
Usher in reinforcements. Each time establishing a shot, Kevin and Brianna all the time use two essential instruments:
I a tripod To maintain your digital camera in place. This lets you free each fingers to maneuver and regulate topics in your shot.
I The ‘rule of thirds’ grid in your digital camera. Usually present in your Pictures app’s settings, the grid breaks the picture into thirds, each horizontally and vertically. Kevin and Brianna advocate putting topics on the 4 intersection factors of those traces, or equally alongside the 4 traces themselves, to create a extra highly effective and balanced picture.
Make your major subject distinctive. Do not be afraid to mess around with the completely different lens choices in your smartphone. Kevin and Brianna’s favourite: Portrait mode helps the lens deal with the first topic. The general hierarchy of the picture will preserve observe of crucial points of your photograph.
Feeling Impressed? For those who’ve snapped the proper image of our new dream donuts – tag #FeedYourFeed on Instagram and @TimHortons on Instagram for an opportunity to re-share your masterpiece on the Tims Instagram web page!