I am constantly in awe of the amazing photos people put on their blogs. They've got an interesting composition, great picture clarity and perfect lighting. How do they do it? I'm sure a lot of it has to do with a great camera but there has to be more to it. In my search, I found some great tips and tricks that I can use, even with my point-and-shoot Canon Power Shot.
The most useful (and affordable!) trick I found was a great blog posting teaching you how to make your own fold up, tabletop photo studio with white foam board. No more contorting my body to get the the back of the chair or an outlet out of my shot- this fold up studio gives you a clean, white background for showcasing your latest creation. Things are already looking better!
It's even great for draping fabric over for interesting backgrounds. And the white board reflects a lot of light making your pictures bright! Visit the blog here for the super easy instructions- all you need is foam board, tape and a box cutter!
this post gave me a great list of must haves. Thankfully it's short- a reflector for more light, a tabletop tripod for steady shots, and a 50mm. The first two I can get easily but for the last, I'll have to get a fancy camera! Some day... some day...
In lieu of buying a reflector now, I found a post that taught me how to make one out of aluminum foil. I covered one of the leftover foam board pieces with foil and left one uncovered. I can position either boards to reflect light at the object I'm trying to shoot- great for those dark areas of the kitchen! This post will give you more information on the specifics and on how to backlight an item.
I'm excited about the great results I got from such easy projects! Someday, hopefully soon, I'll get myself a nice digital SLR camera so I can take amazing photos. I would love to delve into the food styling realm!
Hope I have helped others who have been wondering, "How do they do that?!"!
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