Tips for the Beginner Food Photographer: Part I

Today I want to talk about a topic that’s near and dear to my heart: food photography. Before we get to it, this is a four-part series, so scroll to the bottom for Parts II, III, and IV. And if you’re not already signed up for my Food Photography Snapshot (i.e., newsletter), be sure to do…

Today I want to talk about a topic that’s near and dear to my heart: food photography. Before we get to it, this is a four-part series, so scroll to the bottom for Parts II, III, and IV. And if you’re not already signed up for my Food Photography Snapshot (i.e., newsletter), be sure to do that over on the Resources Page.

[Note: I originally wrote this series in 2017, but updated it significantly in 2019.]


Tips for the Beginner Food Photographer, Beginner Food Photography Tips

I began my foray into food photography in 2016. When I first started, I knew literally nothing. I was taking photos with my iPhone in fluorescent kitchen lighting, I didn’t know how aperture or shutter speed worked, and I was taking photos on hideous yellow and green dinner plates. #theworst

And while I am not proclaiming to be an expert (everything I’ve learned has been self-taught or taught through online tutorials), I sure have learned a lot along the way. And I get loads of questions on Instagram and Youtube about food photography, so here are my top tips for beginner food photographers! These tips really helped my work blossom, especially when I first started out.

1. Make Friends with Natural Light

The #1 tip I give anyone interested in food photography is to shoot in natural light. While there are tons of talented photographers who shoot in artificial light, I think natural light is the best way to go for beginners. For one, you don’t have to worry about learning all that complicated, technical lighting stuff, like which lights to purchase and how to operate them. Second, I think natural light is a simple yet powerful tool that every photographer should learn how to work with and manipulate.


Shot with natural light streaming in from the side of a south facing window.

Shot with natural light streaming in from the side of a south facing window.

When you get to be more advanced, you can try experimenting with an artificial light source designed for indoor photography (think strobes, flash, etc.) but never ever ever use fluorescent or ordinary overhead lights in your home. Fluorescent lighting is to food photography what IKEA is to a craft artisan furniture store: an embarrassment. Not knocking IKEA because I LOVE IKEA. But fluorescent lighting gives your food an ugly, ghoulish yellow-greenish-orangish hue, making food look incredibly unappetizing, i.e., the opposite of what you want your food photos to do.

Find your favorite windows

So, turn off your kitchen lights and seek out the sources of natural light in your home. And this might sound crazy, but your source of light source does NOT have to be in your kitchen. Just pick the window(s) in your house with the best source(s) of natural light. The “best” source of light will certainly vary with the time of day and the seasons (the sunlight in my apartment is radically different in winter than in summer). Your ideal light source might be your huge bay window in your living room in the early morning and evening hours, but it also might be the tiny window in your bedroom between 11 am and 3 pm. The only way to figure this out is to practice and experiment. Take a bowl of neatly arranged fruit and photograph it at different times of day around different windows, and see which option(s) you like best and go from there.

Diffuse, if needed

Typically, my preference is to shoot on cloudy days or when the sun is low on the horizon. That’s because I have 4 huge floor-length windows in my living room (and three smaller windows), so shooting on a sunny day can bring in too much light (unless I’m going for a “hard light” look).

In the photos above, I used the same board and similar food styling for somewhat similar dishes, but they look quite different. On the left, I shot in direct light, creating those hard, defined shadows and strong contrast. On the right, I shot in indirect light on a cloudy day.

If it’s not as cloudy as I would like and the sunlight is too strong and I’m not going for a hard light look, I will use a diffuser. If you have too much light streaming in or it’s the middle of the day, a diffuser can soften the light, making it less direct and harsh. You can buy all sorts of diffusers, such as this one. But if you want to work with what you’ve got, try a semi-sheer white curtain over your window. Don’t have a curtain? Try a thin white bed sheet or dish towel, or you can even tape parchment paper on your window.

Reflect, if needed

Another way to manipulate your light source is to use a reflector to bounce light back onto your food and remove any dark shadows. You can use a variety of materials for a reflector or a “white card,” as it is sometimes called. I’ve used this set of reflectors before, which gives you a nice variety since it’s a 5-in-1 pack, but you’ll need a stand and clip to hold the reflectors in place (they don’t stand up on their own). For a cheaper, easier solution, I just use a white foam board that you can buy at any craft store. If you want to add more shadows to your photo, use a “black card” or a black reflector/foam board to take away light.


A reflector is useful for photos where one part of the dish is in the shadows (without the reflector, the right side of the cookies would have been much darker).

A reflector is useful for photos where one part of the dish is in the shadows (without the reflector, the right side of the cookies would have been much darker).

2. Invest in a Good Camera and Lenses (Once You’re Ready)

Let me preface this by saying you do not need a fancy pants camera to be a good food photographer. There are plenty of foodies who use their iPhones and take really beautiful photos. But, if you want to take your photography to the next level, if you want super sharp images at high resolution, and if you want maximum control over light and depth of field, a DSLR camera (or a mirrorless camera) is worth the investment.

If you’re just starting out and don’t know much about food photography, keep your wallet closed for the meantime. I find that it is much more useful to know the fundamentals of photography (see tip #3 below) before you take the plunge. If you start learning about food photography and decide that it’s not for you, at least you won’t have dropped a bunch of billz on a fancy camera. Plus, reading your camera manual without knowing what “aperture” means will be confusing.

I started with a beginner’s DSLR camera, the Nikon D3300. It’s pretty inexpensive for the quality. I have a lot of foodie friends who started out with Canon Rebel cameras and loved them. If you haven’t picked Team Nikon or Canon yet, I will say that I really like my Nikon, but I think a greater number of food photographers use Canon (anecdotal evidence only).

After a year and a half, I invested in a more professional-quality DLSR camera, the Nikon D750*. That, along with a few good lenses, really elevated my food photography game. But I am glad I didn’t start off with this camera because when I started, I had no idea how to use a camera outside of Automatic mode. It was so useful to learn the fundamentals on a beginner’s camera and then start applying those fundamentals to my new camera.

*You can see all the camera gear I use here!

In the photo above on the left, I used my Nikon D3300 (introductory DSLR camera) and it was taken in early 2017, when I still didn’t know too much about food photography. On the right, I used my Nikon D750 camera, and the photo was taken at the end of 2018. While there is also a notable improvement in the styling, you can also see that the photo on the right is sharper (one of the benefits of a higher-end camera).

Possibly even more important than the camera you use are the lenses. But lenses alone deserve a separate blog post, so more on that later!

3. Learn the Fundamentals

Some people use the term “Holy Trinity” to refer to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. I am irreverent so I use it to refer to Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. This “exposure trio” is what determines exposure–the amount of light that reaches your camera’s sensor and selects how light or dark your photo will appear.

I’m not going to give you an in-depth definition of these terms since I trust you know how Google works. But I will give you a brief description of what each term means for food photography. It’s really important to understand how this Holy Trinity works in order to improve your food photography, so don’t skip (or skim) this section!

Aperture

Aperture is basically a hole through which light travels (i.e., your lens) and it is expressed in f-stop numbers such as f/8 or f/2.8. There are two main things you should know about aperture.

(1) Large apertures, or large holes, mean large sources of light. Confusingly enough, a large aperture starts at the lower end of the f/stop numerical scale, so f/1.8 is a large aperture that will bring in a lot of light, whereas f/22 is a tiny aperture that brings in very little light. So, if you are shooting in low light and don’t want to bump up your ISO a lot or can’t afford to reduce your shutter speed (see below), you will want to use a large aperture to let in more light.

(2) Aperture determines depth of field, with large apertures (low f-stops) having shallow depths of field and small apertures (high f-stops) having deep depths of field. A lot of food photography uses a shallow or somewhat shallow depth of field. For table view or three-quarter angle shots, I typically use a shallow or somewhat shallow aperture (e.g., f/2.8-f/5.6); for overhead shots, somewhat more narrow (e.g., f/5.6-f/8).

These numbers are just guides and not hard-and-fast rules. I know some photographers who use apertures as narrow as f/13 and even higher, depending on the lens they’re using (but that’s for a more advanced series). I encourage you to play around with aperture in your DSLR camera’s “Aperture Priority Mode” to see what looks best for each particular shot.

In the photo above on the left, I used an aperture of f/4, which is why the background is quite blurred out. In the photo on the right, I used an aperture of f/6.3, so everything is in relatively even focus.

Shutter Speed

Shutter speed is the length of time that your camera’s shutter remains open while you are snapping a photograph. If your shutter speed is 1/100, that means your shutter is open only for 1/100th of a second while you are taking a photo. The lower your shutter speed, the more motion blur you will have unless you use a tripod, which will be discussed in Part III of this series.

The general rule I’ve seen others use is – always use a tripod if your shutter speed is below 1/60 of a second (for most lenses), but I personally never shoot handheld unless my shutter speed is at least 1/100 (and even higher if I am using a macro lens…again, for a more advanced series).

For most food photography, especially at the beginner level, you don’t need a high shutter speed if you are using a tripod since most of the images are static. But, if you want to capture an action shot, such as dusting powdered sugar over a cake or pouring syrup over pancakes, you will need a higher shutter speed to freeze the action. Again, you should play around with the actual numbers, but I suggest a shutter speed of at least 1/125 a second or higher for these kinds of action shots.


Shutter speed: 1/160

Shutter speed: 1/160

ISO

ISO refers to how sensitive to light your camera’s sensor is. What this means is if you are shooting in an abundant source of light, your camera does not need to be very sensitive to light and a low ISO number (e.g., 100 or 200) is appropriate. If you are shooting in low-light conditions, your camera needs to be very sensitive to light and you may need a high ISO number (e.g., 1600).

If you’re thinking, “well, I shoot in a relatively dark room, I’ll just use ISO 3200,” not so fast. The higher your ISO, the more “noise” there will be in your photos, which will give them a grainy look. While this can look artsy and desirable, for most beginners, I recommend trying to stick to a relatively low ISO as much as you can. With a fancy pants camera and good editing, you can get rid of that graininess, but this is a beginner series!

Putting the Holy Trinity Together

Together, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO determine exposure, or how bright or dark your image will be. All three enable you to add or take away light, so you will need to balance the three together to get the right amount of exposure.

If you’re shooting in Aperture Priority Mode, you select which aperture/f-stop level you shoot at, and your camera will determine the appropriate shutter speed based on the selected ISO value. If you’re shooting in Shutter Priority Mode, you select which shutter speed you shoot at, and your camera will determine the appropriate aperture based on the selected ISO value (for almost all food photography purposes, Shutter Priority Mode isn’t very useful). And in Manual Mode, you have the most control and can set all three values on your own.

Let’s walk through a few examples to see how the Holy Trinity works together.

  1. You are photographing a flatlay scene and want everything to be in equal focus. You select an aperture of f/8. It’s a bright day so you have a decent amount of light streaming in, but you’re shooting handheld, so you bump up your shutter speed from 1/20 to 1/125. The exposure is now much darker than if your shutter speed had been at 1/20 (using a tripod) or if your aperture were f/3.5, so you have to choose a relatively higher ISO (perhaps, ISO 800). If you want to use a lower ISO, then you would need to either (a) use a tripod so you can shoot handheld or (b) lower your aperture.

  2. You’re taking an action shot of drizzling chocolate ganache on a cupcake. You will need to select a relatively high shutter speed to freeze the action. Let’s suppose it is 1/200. This high shutter speed means your camera will be open for a very short period of time, so there will be relatively little light coming in. To add light, you will need to either use a wide aperture such as f/2.8 or a higher ISO. Since the aperture you choose determines the look and feel of your photo (how shallow the depth of field is), you should select the aperture you want so you can maintain your artistic vision, and then select the ISO based on the amount of light available.

For more tips, head on over to Part II, Part III, and Part IV of this series. If you found this helpful, please leave me a comment below!

Hugs and kisses,

Nisha

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76 comments on Tips for the Beginner Food Photographer: Part I

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  2. Cristiana

    This was great, Nisha! Thank you so much for explaining these specific terms. It is really helpful.

  3. Ayako

    Dear Nisha,
    Thank you for helpful tips. It helps me a lot. I am going to read next article.

    From Japan.

  4. Sezin

    Hey Nisha,

    I just started learning about Food Photography and this was very helpful. Thank you so much for the great tips!

  5. Syrine

    Dear Nisha,thank you for the amazing tips and tricks. They are helping me a lot in my photography journey 😊
    You have such a light fun spirit. I really enjoy watching your videos on youtube🥰

  6. Pradeep Vaswani

    Hi Nisha, I shoot video for my wife’s video channel . I live in an apartment . I don’t have much space to setup a studio kitchen for shooting . i can only shoot in apartment kitchen but the problem is we have just kitchen light on top and i shoot from backside from an angle . I am not satisfied . Not sure how to improve ? I don’t have DSLR . I shoot with only my Iphone XR . which artificial light you recommend on a budget ?

  7. Mihaela

    This is an amazing article, thank you 😊

  8. Chelsea Shaddock

    These are great tips! Thank you!!

  9. Vanessa

    I bumped into you looking for a vegan meatballs recipe and ended up making your kofta (tasted glorious). I had no idea how much you would help me getting started in food photography. Thank you for these tips and explanation, that clarifies so much! So glad I found you!

  10. sakhsi

    This was SO HELPFUL! Thanks a lot, Nisha! I really admire your food photography!

  11. Jessica

    That was a great simple explanation!

    1. Nisha Vora

      I’m so glad to hear it was helpful. Thanks Jessica!

  12. KB

    I’m so glad I found your YouTube channel and blog! I’m also really thankful that this amazing course is free. I’m loving this series because everything is clear and carefully explained, but explained with just enough of your wonderfully subtle sense of humor that it’s easy to read and engage with. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  13. Faith

    Thank you so much for compiling all this! It is very encouraging to read that you got so good simply through online tutorials and self teaching.

    1. Nisha Vora

      Hi Faith! You are so welcome :) I am so happy this post was helpful and encouraging for you!

  14. #cruzcookingcreations

    It’s so amazing of you to share these wonderful tips.
    I have only been using my iPhone for my food photos, but was a gifted a DSLR for my birthday in June. I opened the box & looked at everything included…and haven’t used it yet! It’s so intimidating! Hopefully, reading more about it will help me get over my hangups & try it out.
    Thanks!

  15. Svetlana

    Hi Nisha!Great explanation of photography in a nutshell. Simple and informative. And thanks for the examples. They really made it easy to understand how it all works. I never used my DSLR to photograph food. Now I will :)Thank you Nisha!

    1. Nisha Vora

      Hi Svetlana, thank you for the feedback. I am so happy you found the examples helpful and will be able to understand your camera now :)

  16. Sanna

    Hey Nisha, I’ve only just read this as have decided to finally start using my real camera for food photos and not just rely on mobile.I’ll keep you posted how my adventure goes :)Sanna x (vegtastickitchen)

    1. Nisha Vora

      Hey Sanna! Congrats on using your real camera :) I’m sure you will have lots of fun getting to learn how to use it. It’s a very rewarding process to learn how to use it!

  17. Ritumbhara Chinnabalan

    Hi sis,This is extremely useful for a beginner like me to understand Aperture,ISO and shutter speed! Thank you so much:) Beautifully explained!

    1. Nisha Vora

      Hi lovely! So happy to hear that this was useful for you! Those concepts, especially aperture, can be confusing at first, so I’m glad this helped better explain it for you!

  18. bruno

    Hello my name is Bruno and I live in BrazilI wonder what lens you use to photograph your food.Would you recommend a 50mm 1.8g or a 35mm 1.8g? I have a d3200

  19. JK

    I’m very new to photography and reading this was the first time I understand it all. Thank you so much!

    1. Nisha Vora

      Hi there! I’m so happy you are starting to understand it and this was helpful :)

  20. rachana

    thank you very much

    1. Nisha Vora

      You are so welcome, Rachana!

  21. Chinnu

    Beautifully explained. Thank you, Nisha!

    1. Nisha Vora

      Thank you, Chinnu! Glad you liked it!

  22. Jana

    Nisha! I finally found the time to read this beautiful article – I´m super impressed. You explain very good also for those who have no background knowledge at all. And these tiny jokes in between (you buy your toilet paper on amazon, really?! :D) are just adorable and make everything more personal! Thank you so much <3 I´m on my way to part II now ;) xx Jana

    1. Nisha Vora

      Hi Jana! Thank you so much for reading. I am so happy you liked it and thought it was easy to understand. Haha yes, it’s cheaper to buy stuff like that on Amazon than in stores in New York City. I really appreciate your kind comment :)

  23. Amisha

    Hi Nisha! I cant believe you have been doing this for only a year! I loved your blog post ! My father is a very knowledgeable photographer, and he has won many awards in Bombay for his photography. He tried to teach me as a kid, and I was a total dodo. I finally have been learning more from him, ever since I started food photography. I love love your explanation, with so much clarity and granularity, you made it so easy to understand! Very well put :) Cant wait for your next parts in this series!

    1. Nisha Vora

      Amisha, you are just the sweetest! Your comment just made my day. How awesome that your father is such a talented photographer! As kids, we ignore great opportunities. For instance, I was such a brat when my parents took me to the Grand Canyon and Yosemite (little did I know I was amidst the most spectacular places on earth). But I’m gad you are learning more from him now, what an invaluable resource. Learning online or reading a book can never compare to learning from an expert in person :)

  24. Natalie

    This was incredibly helpful! Thank you for writing such an easy to understand post about lighting. I have a vegan food/travel blog and I’m just now starting to explore the world of food photography. I know I have a lot of learning to do on the topic, but I hope to start making my shots look more professional. I look forward to the next posts in this series!

    1. Nisha Vora

      Hi, Natalie! Thank you for stopping by. I’m so happy you found it helpful :) I am certainly not an expert but I thought it would be nice to share what I’ve learned with others :)

  25. Joscelyn

    This was such an awesome explanation of the basics of food photography, Nisha! I can’t believe you’ve only been taking pictures for one year! Your photography is BEAUTIFUL and so very professional looking! I was sure you’d taken some courses before ;) Looking forward to to more to come in this series! 💗

    1. Nisha Vora

      Aww Joscelyn! You’re so sweet. Thank you for your lovely comment and for stopping by. There is SO much to learn in food photography and photography in general. I love learning it, just wish there was more time in the day :)

  26. Lance Hill

    A topic I can sink my teeth into! I look forward to the remaining parts. Thank you Nisha.
    I going to be bold, and perhaps a little rude (sorry!), and suggest a change to your definition of ISO. As it stands, it seems backwards to me. May I suggest:
    “ISO: ISO refers to how sensitive to light your camera’s sensor is. What this means is if you are shooting in an abundant source of light, your camera does not need to be very sensitive to light and a low ISO number (e.g., 100 or 200) is appropriate. If you are shooting in low-light conditions, your camera needs to be very sensitive to light and you may need a high ISO number (e.g., 1600).”
    Lance Hill
    *****

    1. Nisha Vora

      Hey, Lance! Thanks for your comment, and yes that makes perfect sense. I’m going to make that change now!

  27. Sofie

    Thanks Nisha your article is really useful and your photos are so beautiful

    1. Nisha Vora

      Thank you so much for stopping by, lovely! Appreciate the love!

  28. Kerstin Brachvogel

    Thank you so much for sharing all your ideas and your knowledge. You are so generous Nisha! Big big hug

    1. Nisha Vora

      Hi Kerstin! I didn’t recognize your last name here :) Thank you for stopping by and reading. Big hug back to you!

  29. Nancy Urena-Babic

    This was really useful Nisha, I always want to learn new things about photography. You’ve explained this really good. Looking forward to the next parts!

    1. Nisha Vora

      Hi, Nancy! Thanks so much for checking out this post and for your support. I’m glad to hear that this was useful. Enjoy your day!

  30. Abga

    This is very helpful Nisha! I jyst started playing with the ‘Holy Trinity’ in my Cannon DSLR and your tips are so helpful. I was not paying attention to the f value on overhead shirs, bug will use your tip. Awesome post 👏🏻

    1. Abga

      Spelled my name wrong. Abha *

    2. Nisha Vora

      Hi Abha, thank you so much for checking it out. I’m glad the holy trinity was helpful for you. Understanding aperture was one of the things that helped my photography the most :)

  31. Paula ansell

    So great and very helpful! Will definatley improve my photos with this knowledge! You explained it in a way where my eyes didn’t glaze over.

    1. Nisha Vora

      Hi Paula! Thanks so much for stopping by. I am so glad my explanations were helpful for you!

  32. Noelle

    Thanks for taking the time to explain these basics. I have so much to learn and I will definitely be referring back to this post a lot!I have gotten so much better than when I first started blogging, thankfully. But some of my old pictures and posts are cringe worthy, lol! :)

    1. Nisha Vora

      You are very welcome! Thank you always for your support, Noelle! Haha, my old pictures are definitely cringeworthy too. But it’s nice to see how much you’ve grown!

  33. Karen

    Well you’ve inspired me to learn how to use my camera! I’m that person that takes all my food photos with my iPhone 🙊 But I have a high speed camera to take action shots of my boys. Time to learn how to use the camera to up my food photography game….. thanks for the info!

    1. Nisha Vora

      Hi, Karen! Thanks so much for stopping by. Like I said, there’s nothing wrong with taking food photos with your iPhone! But if you have a nice camera, no reason not to try using it, right?

  34. Shir

    Hi Nish! Thank you for making things easier for me! I was trying to understand it for years!I wont use your tips now, as Im traveling with a basic camera, but my DSLR is at homw, and I cant wait to try somw action shots.
    Thank you for putting time into it!
    Live, Shir.

    1. Nisha Vora

      Hey Shir! I hope you’re having a great time in Australia and I’m glad this post was helpful for you!

  35. Abbyv

    Hi Nisha!! Thank you so much for “Holy Trinity” tips 😁 it’s so helpful! I got Nikon D3100 hand-me-down from my husband last Christmas, so I had no clue how to use it and didn’t get to choose what kind of camera! Haha. I started using it as soon as I can anyway, but felt like I was blind folded using it! 🤣🤣 Reading your post turns on the light for me. 😊😊 Can’t wait for part 2 and 3. All the best to you! Keep those very beautiful pictures (that always makes me drool 😆) coming. Thanks again 😊

    1. Nisha Vora

      Hi Abby!
      Thank you for stopping by. I’m so happy the holy trinity was helpful for you and it turned on a light. Thank you for your lovely comment :)

  36. Natalie | Feasting on Fruit

    This is an amazingly detailed guide, I love it! Your breakdown of ISO, aperture, and shutter speed is so helpful because even though I use them I can’t say I fully understand them haha. You amaze me that you do all this with apartment lighting, wow. That chocolate drizzle shot is perfection <3 Thank you so much for creating this series Nisha, I cannot wait for the next 3 parts. I could geek out about food photography all day :)

    1. Nisha Vora

      Natalie, you are amazing! Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I’m so happy the breakdown of the exposure trio was helpful. Haha, yeah it was so fun to write this series because I could also geek out about it all day :)

  37. Shannon

    I feel like I’m learning so much! Especially that part about the holy trinity lol. Can’t wait for the next installment.

    1. Nisha Vora

      Hi Shannon, thank you so much for visiting. I’m very glad you’re learning a lot and I think you’ll enjoy the next part of the series!

  38. Verena

    Loved your tips Nisha and you are just so funny, I’m so glad I’m not afraid of human contact…puh 😂! Well done Lovely!

    1. Nisha Vora

      Hi, my dear friend! Thank you for visiting and I’m flattered you think I’m funny hehe.

  39. Kirsten

    Very well explained Nisha I still have no idea what I’m doing and have zero time to learn my camera but this was helpful breaking it all down ..so thank you ! <3

    1. Nisha Vora

      Hi, my friend! Thank you for stopping by! You definitely seem like you know what you’re doing. Your photography is beautiful, but I’m glad this was still helpful :)

  40. Moy

    That was great and not too techy! Soooo much to learn still. Hmmmm I never even checked my phone for these settings…Sounds like I need a camera tho…All in all great tips. Thx!

    1. Nisha Vora

      Hi, Moy! Thank you for stopping by. I have not technical background so definitely no tech speak here :) Having a DSLR camera is a really great investment, but I’d first learn more about the fundamentals I talked about in #3 (and some others like white balance) before spending money on one!

  41. Lizzie

    Nisha, you are the best! I love that you’re putting all of your knowledge onto paper and sharing it with us. Thank you so much!

    1. Nisha Vora

      Thank you so much for reading, Lizzie! Happy to share my tips and I hope you find the series helpful!

  42. Meera

    Loved reading your tips – esp the holy trinity which is something which I still get confused over and which sometimes leads to “automatic mode” being flicked on🙈 Look forward to reading the rest of the series! Thank you for sharing and taking the time to put in so much detail!❤

    1. Nisha Vora

      Hi, my lovely friend! Thank you so much for stopping by. It took me awhile to understand them too, and even now, when I’m in an unfamiliar setting, like on the street, I still have to think about how the trinity works together in order to get the lighting I want. I’m so happy you enjoyed the post!

  43. Irma

    Thanks for the tips, I was a photography addict before stating food photography, but it’s quite a different world compared to landscapes hahaI’ll try to remember all the points to improve my pictures 😊💕 All the best, can’t wait for part II and III 😉

    1. Nisha Vora

      Hi, Irma. Thank you so much for stopping by and reading. You’re right – each type of photography is so different. I dabbled in nature/landscape photography before too. I’m so happy you enjoyed the post :)

    2. Naghma Rahimi

      Dear Nisha,Thank you for the insightful tips. I’m the guilty person that takes photos under the fluorescent kitchen light. From now on, natural light is my mantra. I admire your pictures and the delicate touches in each pic you post. Best of success!
      @oxygenwoman

      1. Nisha Vora

        Hi Naghma! Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comment. Don’t feel bad for using fluorescent kitchen light – we’ve all done it. I hope you have fun exploring the natural light in your home, it can be such a fun experience to watch and understand the light. Thank you for your lovely compliment :)

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