I am a huge fan of food program for it always presents the most attractive aspect of food. Certainly, some of the photos have been retouched by image-processing software to create false appearance of delicious food. But for audiences sitting before TV and computer, a feast for the eyes is more appealing.
Luckily, when I search pictures of appetizing food on the Internet, I find a good tip to make a better photo. The skim shot, as the author called it, is achieved when the camera is pretty much at the level of the food, and when the food is shot, you get a sense of the background of the room.
The regular shot the skim shot
Compared those two photos below, it is not hard to find that the right one is much more colorful and appetizing. When shooting food – especially still photography – it is best to block out everything but the food and focus on it.
Please enjoy more photos applying the skim shot. (photos are quoted from The pioneer woman)