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Whether you’re into food photography, lifestyle, or just snapping family pictures, these tips will take your photoshoots to the next level. I know that they have for me, and with practice, you will see the difference yourself.

These tips are brought to you by Hatem Saleh who is a professional photographer and videographer specializing in food and fashion photography and he happens to be my brother-in-law so he’s giving me the inside scoop.

  1. The best camera to take a picture with is the one you already have. Nowadays with the quality of smartphones out there, you can take great pictures with your phone, and you don’t need any fancy or expensive equipment.
  2. Make sure that there is an abundance of natural light when shooting. The best source of light is indirect light from a large window.
  3. Try shooting at different times of the day and see the difference, and if you want consistency choose your favorite time of the day and stick to it.
  4. Place your subject next to a window, and the camera facing it. Add a whiteboard to the opposite side of the subject to reflect some light back and make the shadows softer.
  5. There’s always a best angle for what you’re shooting, for instance, if you’re shooting a cake and want to show the height, you may want to place your camera at eye-level. And if you’re shooting something flat like a pizza or cookies, you can try a top-view angle.
  6. Try to use a tripod to reduce the camera shake, and it also helps with styling as you’re able to set up a better scene

Professional photographers may use photoshop for editing, however, there are many easy apps available such as Snapseed or Lightroom where you can do quite a lot in them actually so give them a try.

If you want a great resource for learning about food photography check out The Bite Shop on YouTube or Instagram. Joanie Simon is an amazing food photographer with tons of insights and tutorials.

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