Food Photography Tips |4|
If you’re tired of the current surfaces you photograph on try changing things up by using old, worn-in baking pans. The older the better! If you don’t have any weathered looking pans they are a cinch to find at thrift stores and antique shops [and usually just a few bucks!]
They can give your photos a vintage feel, help provide contrast when photographing vibrant food, contribute to making moodier, shadowy photos, create a “homey” feeling when photographing baked goods, and create more visual interest in comparison to a solid color flat surface. The rimmed edges can also help provide shadows around your food to help frame the image.
I’m constantly finding things in my home to help with my food photography and this is by far one of my favorite “tricks.”
The pans can provide excellent contrast when photographing simple food objects.
Bright + vibrant colors really pop on a dark background.
A little more earth-toned but still provides contrast and warmth.
Gives that “fresh out of the oven” feel while also adding a sense of hominess with a well-used pan.
What’s your current favorite surface to shoot on?
I go back and forth between super clean + white to a more rustic, vintage feel with old pans and wood.