How to Make Your Own Food Photography Backgrounds

Creating an eye-catching and successful food photo is about more than simply lighting and arranging the food in a compelling way; you need to be able to create a set that complements the food and enhances the overall mood of the image. This helpful video tutorial features an experienced food photographer discussing some ways you can go about doing that.

Coming to you from Scott Choucino of Tin House Studio, this awesome video tutorial will show you some helpful tips on creating compelling food photography sets. One thing that is particularly important to notice is the strong focus Choucino places on creating eye-catching color palettes. We often work a lot on creating technically correct and interesting lighting, but the overall color scheme of the set sometimes falls to the wayside a bit. Considering this a bit more can help you create shots that are more immersive for the viewer, and when you are photographing something like food, where you want to evoke sensory sensations and memories in the viewer, that is all the more important. Plus, it can get quite addictive once you get the hang of it. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Choucino.

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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Thanks for the share Alex

Food for thought. A good little video. You are a great teacher.