Use Food to Help Master Composition in Your Photography

Composition can be one of the hardest aspects of photography to master. Rule of thirds, leading lines, rule of odds, and frame within the frame are just a few of the many composition techniques. Some are easy to understand and comprehend while others are a bit more difficult. This video from The Bite Shot provides an excellent, straightforward introduction to composition.

You don’t have to be a food photographer or a product photographer to appreciate the content of this video. Food photographer Joanie Simon does a fantastic job of breaking down some commonly used compositions for food photography. While the discussion in the video is focused on food photography, the information can easily be used for other types of photography, such as product photography. But it doesn't have to be limited to these two types of photography. The subject of weight and how it impacts an image can easily be applied to all objects in a photograph, even people.

After watching the video, I went back and looked at some food photography I did a couple of months ago. I was pleased to note that I had incorporated a lot of composition techniques in my images, but I did notice a few images that could have been improved with some of the composition techniques addressed in the video.

Do you have any images that after watching the video you think could have been improved if you had seen the video before? If so share them below and tell us why you think the image could have been enhanced.

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