You can't flourish in your field no matter how good a photographer you are if you can't stay up with the latest trends. If you're a food photographer, you have to be extra cautious about trends because they change so quickly. This article includes a list of the top four trends of the year to assist you. Follow it to the end to ensure that you only take drool-worthy images from now on.
Top 4 Trends In Food Photography 2022
Retain the authenticity
As per experts, people do not rely on over-filtered photos anymore, especially if they are of food. So, the most popular food photography trend of 2022 is going to be authenticity. So you do not need to try hard to make the dish look ‘ too perfect ’. So, Do not be afraid of imperfections, rather embrace them. Keep the mess around your food to make it look more relatable. The fewer filters and post-processing techniques you use the better. No matter what kind of photos the social media get overflowing with, if your food photos retain originality in terms of color and texture, they will excite the taste buds of foodies.
Go For Minimalism
The pandemic has taught us the skill to survive with fewer elements possible. This has influenced people to appreciate the art of minimalism all the more. Like all the other fields, food photographs are also expected to exhibit a minimalist approach. Gone are the days of exaggerated displays of unnecessary colors and elements. Leave a lot of space around your food. If you are clicking a single ingredient, place it at the center, and do not use more than one or two props with it. You must pick only the well-suited things and place them in the right manner that directs the eyes of the audience, to the dish instead of distracting it, and let your food remain the hero.
Take a bird’s eye view
By taking shots simply from the above, you can make a huge difference in the appearance of the food, and make it look more dynamic. It gives the audience a complete hold of the composition you had used. It helps you to tell the story you want to through the image. And it is not at all difficult to click from the top. Just be careful about the lighting - light should come from either the top or side. Using attractive tableware, or designer napkins will enhance the aesthetic of your photo.
Make it look more tempting
People see the photo of food with a completely different mindset from that when they see a landscape photo. So, do not focus entirely on aesthetics, your photo must look mouth-watering too. So plan your shoot accordingly. For example, apart from the top view, you should go for other angles as well, as it has some limitations. For example, you must not take a photo of stacked food from above. It will not show all the layers and ruin the possibility of turning into a great photo. So, it is up to you to find out the perfect angle that will make your photo more tempting. Also, create contrast between the food and the background. For example, you can put colorful, fresh, raw vegetables on a dark, wooden tray to enhance the oppositeness of color and texture.
Keep implementing the latest food photography methods into your shot now that you know what they are. Change the way you click dishes to make them look more appetizing in the eyes of your audience.
Written By Sanga Basu, Content Writer, WPC.