Professional Food Photographer

Commercial Food Photographer in Dubai


The best thing about Commercial food photography in Dubai is that you can do it anywhere. You don’t even need to carry heavy gear with you. You can get fantastic food photography with your iPhone!

1: Shoot on Natural Light Source

The most crucial advice for iPhone food photography is to use natural light. Artificial lights might mess up the colours of your subject. Using flashlight can result in annoying reflection.

By shooting in natural light, you can avoid those mistakes. Natural light will provide your food scene with the most accurate colours.

Take food photos outside or close to a window. If the natural light is too strong, you can use a piece of paper or a white curtain to diffuse it. Like I did on my Commercial Food Photographer in Sharjah, a year ago.

Avoid shooting in the bright sun because you can end up with harsh shadows. Choosing an overcast day for your food photography session is a great idea. The clouds create a diffused and soft light which enhances your food photo.

2: Use a variety of surfaces

Per the researched examples that I had found, plus my personal approach to food photography, I set out to shoot these cookies using three main surfaces: a ceramic plate on a granite countertop, a wooden cutting board, and the white paper napkins and packaging that came with each cookie. The purpose was to offer the client a variety of surfaces and textures to choose from, in addition to a variety of implied settings in which “The Cookie” might be consumed.

3: Use props creatively

Use a variety of props and ingredients to create compositions that have different layers. This works best when you have added layers in the foreground and background and your main dish in the middle. Glasses, silverware, food ingredients, and fabric all work well to style your subject. After all it worked with my Commercial Food Photographer in Abu Dhabi, or Commercial Food Photographer in UAE, if you say so. As long as your props and ingredients are related to your main subject, they will help tell your story instead of detracting from it.

4: Manage the Shadows

Using natural light means that you have to control the shadows. Sometimes strong shadows can create exciting. But in general, try to avoid taking food photos in harsh shadows. It dominates the scene and draws our attention away from your subject.

Sometimes you have no choice but to shoot in bright sunshine. Use a reflector a piece of paper to soften the harsh shadows. Place it on the side where the shadows appear.

Your reflector should be facing the sun. This way, the sunlight bounces back to onto your subject and softens the shadows.

5: Take Advantage of Your iPhone’s Hidden Features

The iPhone’s camera app has a lot of features that many of us fail to discover. They can be very handy when it comes to iPhone food photography.

Your iPhone has the gridlines feature, which can help you create better compositions. You can turn it on by going to Settings and choosing the Camera app. Then switch on the Grid feature, and you have your gridlines.

You can also adjust the exposure to correct the brightness of your photos. Your iPhone does it for you automatically, but it’s not always right.

To adjust it, tap on the sun icon that pops up next to the yellow focusing box. Slide your finger up or down the screen to adjust exposure.

Do you want to avoid tricky lighting conditions? Use the HDR mode to get the correct exposure. Your iPhone will take three pictures with various exposure levels. There will be one regular, one darker and another brighter photo. Then your iPhone combines them into one final photo.

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