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Food Photography by Corinna Gissemann

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CHAPTER 4

Image Design and Composition

In addition to the blood, sweat, and tears involved in preparing the food, the composition is crucial to the success of your food photos. A great food photo has to communicate a specific atmosphere and it has to be attractive and appetizing. Are you shooting a big breakfast made to sweeten the start of the day or a stew prepared to reward someone for a hard day’s work?

It is essential to go into every shoot with a precise idea of how you want the results to look. With practice, you will develop your own style and a talent for composition and photo design.

There are plenty of ways to make your food photos expressive, exciting, lively, or calming. Never forget that photographing food is a highly personal ...

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