As a food stylist, the biggest lesson I've learned is that people respond to the atmosphere I create just as much as the food. Get inspired by what's around you. Grab the creamer and utensils or show off amazing floor tiles to draw different elements into the photo. It's the little details that will fill the frame and add mood to the picture.
The Galaxy Note8 camera has built-in Food Mode to make the color and details of any dish pop.
While it looks like all my food photos are taken with great natural light, often times I end up in dimly lit or dark rooms trying to capture the perfect pic. If the lighting situation isn’t ideal, I always turn to the pro setting on my Galaxy Note8. The dual aperture will intuitively use the rear camera to capture clear photos regardless of the lighting. If it’s an incredibly dark room, I often bump up my ISO to a higher number and adjust the white balance.
Stand on a chair or step-ladder to get the best photos of the whole scene.
Adding movement to the food photo is a great way to add realism to the picture and gives you that “in the moment” feeling. Easily add action by incorporating hands into the photo; ask someone to pour maple syrup on French Toast or stir cream and sugar into coffee. Clicking the shutter can be tricky in these moments so I like to use Burst shot. This way I get that exact moment when the syrup is dripping perfectly without any of the blur.
“The best way to create movement is to move. The food may be stationary, but you aren’t.”