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Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Second Edition by Nicole S. Young

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4. Framing and Composition

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Canon 5D Mark III • ISO 100 • 0.5 sec. • f/5.6 • Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro lens

Improve Your Photos with Strong Compositional Elements

To make a beautiful food photograph, you need more than just knowledge about your camera and what settings to use. You should also have a good understanding of how to compose your images. In fact, I consider composition to be one of the most challenging aspects of photography. Being able to create beautiful compositions is an extremely useful skill and is sometimes more important than the nitty-gritty technical aspects of photography. Just knowing one or two tricks isn’t enough, but ...

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