Hey guys! It’s been a couple of months since my last post here!! Still alive and kicking on FBC Facebook, but to be honest, between the FBC Conference in LA in November then the Christmas rush, it’s been madness over at RecipeTin Eats!
So I was taking a bit of a breather from the FBC website.
Now I’m BACK!!! And to kick off the new year, here are some of my fave styling tips!
I used to – and sometimes still do – fall into the trap of getting too caught up in styling my food. Not only does it drag out the shoot time, but it can make my photos look too staged.
So it’s almost as a reminder to myself that I’m sharing these food styling tips with you guys! Make our lives easier, make our food photos look better. 😉
1. 75/25 rule – Those of you who follow me on SnapChat (Nagi @ RecipeTin Eats) have seen me demonstrate this. When piling food onto a plate, what I do is just randomly spoon 3/4 of the food on, without worrying about styling. Then I spoon the remaining 1/4 on with slightly more care, and use chopsticks (it’s my Japanese blood) to rearrange as required.
The key tip here is that I don’t use tweezers to place every item of food in my shots! Dump for 3/4, then take more care for the last part!