What are the best camera angles?
When shooting food, it’s important to use different camera angles to bring out the best in each dish. The easiest place to start is with a wide-angle lens. This creates a sense of depth, giving a focal point to the foreground. Another option is a telephoto lens, which works particularly well with desserts. It focuses in tight, and makes the dessert look as though it is floating above the plate.
For salads, wide angle lenses are also good for showing off the full color and variety of ingredients. For a shot that shows off the visual interest of food, a wide-angle lens creates a large space. If you want to show off the flavor of a dish, try a macro lens (a lens with a short focal length) or a super-macro lens (lens with a short focal length that has been specially adapted to … Read the rest