Hey friends, this topic is one that I absolutely love and am super passionate about: how to style food for food photography! Believe it or not, arranging your ingredients in such a way to create a gorgeous food photo is SO much harder than it looks.
There is actually alot of psychology and strategic planning that goes on behind the scenes, and it takes work to make a drool-worthy photo. So, let me help you out a little and show you how I style food for food photography! Let’s dig in, shall we?
Planning Your Set Up
Every food photographer is different; some plan out every single detail before they even get their camera out of the bag. They might even draw a quick sketch of the complete vision they have in mind for the photo, drawing where every single chocolate chip will land or the exact angle a plate will be placed at.
Truthfully I myself have never worked that way, I’ve never drawn a sketch for food photography (however, I have done it for wedding cakes before–which was super helpful!). Like I said, every food photographer is different and we all work better in different ways, we just gotta find what works best for us!