How to shoot plated product photography?

Here are my three key tips for shooting plated product photography,

  1. Have color that repeats. In this shot, I used red, white, and blue throughout the shot. This makes for a pleasing consistent shot.
  2. Get on the level of the product. It is most interesting to see plated food on the level of the food, not a generic shot from above. In this shot I got in nice and close to the product.
  3. Use props that relate. This will help enhance the product shot. Don’t use anything too different as it can be jarring to the viewer.
Plated Product Photography

Want to learn more about plated product photography? Here is a great resource!