Food Blogger & photographer @ Lite Bite. Love vegetarian food, egg free bakes and healthy desserts.
Food Photo/Style Tip: I love shopping at my local hardware store (Home Depot) for textured props. This background for this shot is a piece of tile flooring. I buy tons of tile flooring from slate to marble because the textures make great surfaces and backdrops to shoot on. Best of all, the prices are cheap to buy single tile pieces. Just make sure you have strong arms & a solid backing to hold the tile up as a background! I try to buy the bigger sizes from local flooring stores & one off pieces
Food Styling Tip: Think about the interesting visuals you can achieve by using different dishes of different sizes. We often gravitate to having everything "balanced" or looking the same. But an eclectic point of view in styling by using miss-matched pieces can make your photo pop! In this mis-en-place photo, I wanted to make each ingredient unique by using a different dish, but keeping colors consistent kept it from getting too busy. I love finding one-off pieces on sale/discount shelves!
Food Photography, Styling Tip: Imperfection & fabrics: fabrics are great textures to shoot on & there are a variety of great options. I normally buy one yard at a time. I love scuffed & rough cut edges of fabric. In this spicy garlic knot shot, I didn't want to have the "perfectly ironed" fabric. I felt that the folds & creases added drama & interesting, visual texture. Plus, I was lazy & didn't feel like using the iron. I think it worked in this shot. :) Don't fear imperfection in yur photos!