I've been posting food photography tips for about 3 weeks now and I hope that you find delight in reading them.
This week, let's talk about going up close and personal with your food. Macro photography is is a term used for close up photos. It is a term applied to most close up photos but should actually only be applied to photos which have a 1:1 or closer magnification.
Now if you don't own a macro lens or a DSLR camera, you can still move in closer to your food using your point and shoot camera and its built it macro function.
|Wide and Far Angle|
|Moving Up Close and Personal|
Maybe now you can see the difference. Although the wider angle shows the whole plate, the food and the amount of food in the plate, sometimes it's a little better to go in tighter and closer to show more of your food's details.
Try taking photos of your food, one using a wider angle and the other one shooting it up close and personal. Look at the difference and maybe you'll notice that you don't take photos of the clutter around the plate when you go in a little tighter.