I have never really attempted this before, it is not really my thing. Since I am using an iPad recipe manager called Paprika, I was hoping to make the recipes look a bit better in my catalogue by adding pictures of the finished dishes. Initially I was not bothered, so I grabbed my iPhone and took some snapshots. The idea was to have a record of what I have cooked, and to add these images to Paprika eventually. The results sucked big time.
The problem with food photography is that if not done just right, the food will actually not look appetizing and it would render the photo pointless. The whole idea is to have your mouth water. So I have decided to change only three things - as I did not try to make the perfect photo, just one that would present the dish in a better way:
So first... My pathetic iPhone attempts:
And now a Canon 1DX with 2 x 600RT flash guns and a light cube tent - I must emphasize, I just spent 2 minutes at most with each photo so these can be improved on much more:
UPDATE: I now realise that I lit my photographs incorrectly. I am still learning as I am not a studio photographer, and food seems to require a unique lighting perspective. Be sure to check back soon as I will be posting more photos.