It doesn’t matter how good your food tastes, if it doesn’t look good visually then people won’t buy or care to even look at it. For any kind of food business, it is crucial that you have amazing looking photos taken.
One great way to make your food photography look visually appealing is by using props. So, as a photographer it is important that you have access to variety of props that you can use in different situations.
Therefore, we have compiled a list of props that will enable you to take visually appealing food photographs.
Where do you Find Props?
If you don’t want to spend a ton of money, you can go to any kitchenware shop that sells secondhand props. You can also try to make your own props with the house hold items that you can get your hands on.
The best option I think will be is to buy new props. It may cost you more money, but it will be well worth it. There are lots of places where you can find good props.
Try searching in these online sources to see if you find the ones that suites you the best.
- Pottery Barn
- Crate & Barrel
- Pier 1
- Sur La Table
- World Market
- Mud Australia
- Canvas Home
Choose the Right Background
This one is not necessarily a prop, but it is very important aspect of food photography, so we are including it. Your background is what sets the theme and mood for your audience.
Try to choose a neutral background like white, grey or light brown. These works well with various types of food. For example, if you have a white marbled background, it gives a sense of modern, sleek vibe to your photo. Similarly, wooden surface will give a classic old vibe.
Get Beautiful Linen Cloths
Linens are a must have for food photography. These makes your photos look more appealing to eyes. Even you don’t have that much kitchenware, we recommend having variety of fabrics for your food photography, these alone can change the looks of your photo.
When considering fabrics, be aware of your style of photography. Some linen fabrics are too colorful and some have very distracting patterns. Think about the theme of your photograph before buying linen fabrics.
Have Wooden Items for Props
Wooden elements can create a rustic atmosphere to your photos. Use wooden chopping board, these are popular among food photographers and video content creators. Don’t use plastic boards as they look very cheap.
You can also use wooden spoons and other wooden props to add more rustic feeling.