2012年11月8日星期四

Great Angles for Food Photography

Food Photography is very similar to photographing people in a sense that each person has her best side. Considering the variety of food out there, diverse cooking and presentation styles, the final results are endless. Here are top 10 angles for Food Photography from digital photography school.
Angle 1: Head-on Zen:
The camera is completely centered to the subject. This created a very clean contemporary look and feel.

Angle 2: From Above:
Camera is positioned directly above the subject and perfectly centered.



Angle 3: Lost in Space:
For this shot, food was placed directly onto the white plexiglass surface; a soft box was positioned below the plexi.


Angle 4: Tilt Towards:
Camera is tilted right, so the subject tilts counterclockwise and the dish is welcoming you in, motivating the spectator to indulge in image.

Angle 5: Tilt Away:
Camera is tilted left, so the subject tilts clockwise, pulling away from you, engaging the viewer the desire to follow.

Angle 6: Close up and personal
Don’t be afraid to get close to your subject. When you are shooting close ups, the point of reference loses its importance, so any camera angle will produce an appetizing image.

Angle 7: Above with Perspective:
The camera is positioned above the front of the subject and then tilted up until the subject fills the frame. The photograph will engage the eye to scan the image from the foreground to the background.

Angle 8: Diagonal:
Turn you camera so the subject starts in one corner and ends in the opposite corner, breaking the space diagonally.

Angle 9: With respect to the Line:
Align parallel lines to the vertical edge of the frame. This created a very monumental and unusual composition, granting unprecedented importance to this slice of a regular cheese cake.

Angle 10: Gentle tilt:
If the camera had been leveled, then the middle wedge would create a horizontal line that would divide the composition in two sections and forcing the eye to travel away from the center.

Conclusion:
Try to forget about the rule of thirds and everything you just learned, just move around your subject and really try to see it and when you see it, draw the camera to your eye and start framing.