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Top 2 Food Photography Tips

Learn the top two food photography tips from professional photographer Chris Ryan in this Howcast video.


My name is Chris Ryan. I'm a photographer. We're here at my studio, Chris Ryan Photography, in northwest Portland. If you'd like to see more of my work, please visit my website at, or if you'd like to follow my daily activities, go to my Facebook page, Chris Ryan Photography in Portland, Oregon. Today, I'm going to talk to you about studio photography. Top food photography tips. Some of my top tips in food photography are, great window light bounced back onto the plate. Find a window that has some ideally diffused light. We're here in Oregon, so we have a lot of diffused light coming through the windows. You want to avoid bright streaming sunlight. Find a window with some nice diffused light. Get a reflector, or a white card, a white bounce card, and bounce that light back onto the plate. Another tip is, you can use artificial light if you're in a restaurant that is dark. Place a light behind the plate, and then bounce the light back. So the artificial light fires through the plate, which gives it sort of an edge. Gives it some highlights as that light passes over it. But then you bounce it back on to the front of the plate, which exposes the whole plate.

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