Food and product photography is an ever-growing niche, and with this comes trends in the pitfalls and mistakes that we all make when photographing food. In this video, I cover the most common things that trip us up.
As a self-taught photographer, I have made all of these mistakes and many more! Although this video is specific to food photography, most of the pointers will translate to other genres too.
Back when I started out in photography, I thought I knew it all. I genuinely thought that I was good at my craft. That was until I had my first mentoring session from a top pro who pulled me apart and explained that I was ever so slightly worse than a teenager with a smartphone. Thankfully, to go along with this, he also offered me some useful feedback that I carefully followed.
In this video, I go over my four biggest tips to help stop you make the mistakes that many photographers and especially food photographers make when they are in the first few years of their craft. The video covers lighting, technical aspects, and probably most usefully how to choose what to put in front of your camera and looking at intent rather than simply following trends.
What advice would you give to a beginner in your niche to help them progress more quickly?