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5 Tips for Taking Fabulous Food Photos

By Marie |

I’ve been blogging for 6 years now and when I started, I didn’t know how to take a good picture to save my life. Over the years, with help from friends and photography classes (yes, take a class), I’ve improved by leaps and bounds. I’m not perfect, but I think I do pretty good.

For starters, you need a decent camera. Nothing too fancy, as the tips below are helpful for all cameras. In fact, the Samsung Galaxy camera is perfect for this (and you can share your new foodie photos in a flash). Set up your environment with the following tips and you’ll on your way to foodie heaven — can you say cookbook?

Here are 5 of my top tips for taking good food photography:

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How to Take Good Food Photos

1. Lighting

Please, I beg of you, no flash!!! There is a time and a place for your flash, but there is rarely a pretty food photograph that came from a flashy photo. If you can see the top photo doesn't have that dimension or shadow that a "non-flash" photo can give, see the bottom photo. If you can, only take pictures in the daylight and near a window. I know, it's sooooo hard to do this if you're home with the kids all day and your only time to shoot is at night. But set the kids up with a 30 minute movie or send them off to a friend's, and go to town on your pictures.

Now that you’re armed and ready, go take some pictures!! And have fun!

A big thanks to Samsung for sponsoring this campaign. Click here to see more of the discussion.

Would you like to win your own Samsung Galaxy Camera? Repin one of the photos from our “Holiday Memories + Moments” Pinterest board with the hashtag #samsungmemories for a chance to win, or upload your own photo onto your personal board with the hashtag #samsungmemories. And from there, we will pick the top twenty photos. Contest ends December 31st, 2012.

About Marie



Marie LeBaron writes the popular parenting blog at Make and Takes. She has an Elementary Teaching degree and is the author of the book, Make and Takes for Kids. Marie has always had a love of crafts. Even at a young age, she was always making something and getting messy with glue and glitter! Read bio and latest posts → Read Marie's latest posts →

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