Learning Story – Vidushi
Being a millennial, making frequent trips to cafes and restaurants was nothing new. Clicking pictures of the food that we eat was again pretty common. Posting them on social media was also a common trend. But learning how to click the drool-worthy pictures of food was definitely new for me.
About six months back, I happened to come across an advertisement on Instagram about a Food Photography workshop hosted by a blogger, and I registered for it. I never knew that something like clicking photos of food could be so technical yet interesting.
After attending the workshop, I did A LOT of research through my own-bought photography books, learned from YouTube, read blogs, and whatnot, just to learn how to click a WOW kind of a food photo. I learned about various composition techniques, how to use color in food photography, how to manipulate light to get the right balance of highlights & shadows among other things.
I would be lying if I will say that I do not feel overwhelmed when I look at the food pictures of other bloggers. At times, I feel that I need better equipment to help me get better at my work.
But to be honest, I don’t think that is how one grows. Hence, I rather make myself believe that having a limited number of props and equipment helps me to think more creatively to click better pictures.
I have also started a food blog by the name @VcreatesforYou where I share recipes and my food clicks. This is how I plan to practice and become better with every next picture of mine. I try to use my innate creativity to my advantage instead of feeling insecure.
I am still on the path of learning new things every day and hope to share that knowledge with you all. I will be happy to share a few photography tips and tricks to help you get started on your journey of becoming a food photographer.
Vidushi works in Bengaluru but is a self-taught food blogger. You can check out her work on her Instagram handle.
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