Food Photography Tip of the Week |25|
Capturing a recipe through photos.
There are many ways in which you can capture a recipe through photos. There’s no right or wrong when it comes to the method, but you want it to feel natural. If you don’t want to shoot step-by-step photos, don’t shoot step-by-step photos. If you want to choose one image that best depicts your recipe, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that! How do you determine your method? I think it takes time and practice, is influenced by your peers, and then possibly develops without you even realizing it. Or, it could be completely planned out from day one. Whatever works for you.
I didn’t realize I had such a distinct approach until writing about this topic on Craftsy. I knew I typically took a few ingredient shots, a process shot, and then the final shots, but I didn’t realize how strong of a style I had until collaging photos from a few recent recipes together.
Without actually taking step-by-step photos, I feel that my method sort of strings together the cooking/baking process and lets you fill in the blanks with your imagination. My goal is to bring you into the kitchen with me—through my photos—while I cook. You get to see what the recipe is composed of, some of the messiness of the cooking process, and then the final plated dish.
pssst! Swap carrots for zucchini and add 1 teaspoon ginger and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, plus an extra 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon [2t total] for a fall twist on this cake!
If you’d like to read more about how I decide when to take a photo, what my thought process is while cooking + photographing, and how I capture different types of movement in photos, then be sure to check out my full post over on Craftsy today.
And then make that cake.