I’m constantly experimenting with photo styling as I continue on this blog journey, and I absorb inspiration from all sorts of places, from magazines, food stylists, prop stylists, Pinterest too. One of the things I’m always looking to improve is my photography. I’ve come a long way since the beginning of this blog in 2009 but I think I still have a way to go, I aim high!
When I look at the portfolios of professional stylists, I’m always so impressed and inspired, and when I’ve had the opportunity to work or converse with them, I try to learn a thing or two from their many talents. Here are five tips I’ve learned in the past year when it comes to styling and photographing a project, scene, recipe, or room.
Shoot from Above. Taking a picture of a scene from a bird’s eye view is one additional angle to consider when taking pictures of your latest tablescape, project, or recipe. This can be complicated for larger scenes because you need a lens that can capture all of the subject matter and the advantage of height above it, and it doesn’t work with everything, but it’s a great trick to keep in the back of your mind when you’re taking pictures from the side, think about snapping a picture from a high above angle too.
Halloween tablescape for Dabble Magazine