Food Photography 101: Lighting: Part Two

Food Photography 101: Lighting: Part Two

Ok, my friends. It’s time to get technical. Last week we talked about some strategies to help you find the best natural light in your home. Today, I would like to talk about some of the ways you can control lighting using the settings on your camera. To do this, you are going to have to take your camera out of auto mode. I know, it might seem a little scary, but trust me, it’s easy!

There are really four main settings I think you should know about: Aperture, ISO, shutter speed, and white balance . Since today is all about learning about these settings, we are not going to concern ourselves with styling, thus we will keep things simple by using a simple carton of strawberries. Please also note that I have not edited these photos. These are the photos as they are straight from my camera.

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