Learning how to shoot food in manual mode is the most powerful way to improve your food photography. Learn everything you need to know in this post — detailed explanations with lots of example images.
To buy the best and most expensive DSLR camera is not a guarantee that you end up with great food photos you will love. Even if DSLR cameras do a great job by figuring out which settings are the best, letting the camera do its thing and completely rely on that is not a good idea. You don’t have full control over the outcome when shooting in auto mode.
So, although I’m a firm believer that good camera equipment is essential for professional food photography, the most powerful equipment in food photography is YOU. Your camera does a great job on its own as I said before, but that it is possible to do an excellent job, it needs you: your eyes and your understanding of food photography.
Learning to shoot in manual mode is the most powerful shift towards great food photos. Your vision will come alive, and you don’t need to be afraid that your photos don’t look like you expected. You know exactly what is in focus and how much, or what shutter speed you need to take those miracle images of floating powdered sugar.
In this blog post you will learn about:
- Shutter Speed
- White Balance
- How to shoot food in manual mode