I bought these iced lemon Danish pastries from my local Warings bakery, just to prove you don’t always have to bake your own when exercising your styling muscles. They were in fact seriously delicious and I think I might be shopping there pretty often from now on.
As you know, I believe whole heartedly in deconstructing a scene as I'm photographing it.....
How is that done?
Once a pristine shot is 'in the bag', try taking elements off the plate.
This gives the scene a 'lived in' look, and can be more appealing than a selection of untouched food.
It's subjective of course, but it feels more natural to me, as if a meal is still being enjoyed, and there are characters just out of sight, who have left the table in disarray.
A final trick, is to let some of your props drift out of frame. This allows the mind to envisage more going on than we can actually see, and makes the composition more interesting.
If you would like me to tell your food brand story, do get in touch. I'd love to help.
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