For this month’s Photo Play, we dabble in the art of food styling. Perhaps you’ve seen the delicious photographs taken by food bloggers but wonder why your lunchtime photo on Instagram never quite measures up. Making food look beautiful can be tricky. The key to taking appetizing food photographs is a little bit of artful styling.
Photo Prompt: Still Life With Cheese
A good food photo requires good lighting. Take your photograph next to a large window or door. Natural lighting can work wonders.
The best food blog photos also feature small plates and portions. Large amounts of food can lose proportion and look less appealing. Think small.
Imperfection adds story to the shot. Leave crumbs, broken chunks of hard cheese, a rough spread of chèvre on rustic bread, or even a drip of jam on the plate. Keep it a little messy and disheveled. This adds life.
Keeping these suggestions in mind, try your hand at bit of poetic food styling. Link up your photos in the comment box.
So, what’s on your plate?
Thanks to all our participants in last week’s poetry prompt. Here’s a poem from Monica that we enjoyed:
Her flavor is
to die for.
will betray her—
Above all, do not
NOTE TO POETS: Looking for your Monday poetry prompt? On Photo Play weeks, it’s right here. Choose a photo from the post and respond with a poem. Leave your poem in the comment box. We’ll be reading.
Sometimes we feature your poems in Every Day Poems, with your permission of course. Thanks for writing with us!