5 essential photography tips.

If you are part of the group of people who like to have fun with photography, but don't know much about it yet or have never tried these tricks, we have some very cool tips.

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Ana Alves.

3 mins.

Photography is not a simple task, especially when you are just starting out. Try doing a session with your food dishes, and if you are not sure how to take the best possible photos of your products, here are 5 key tips to help you.

Think about the format in which they will be displayed

You need to consider the format in which they will be displayed. Some people like to print photos at home, and others prefer photos just to post on their social networks. The size of the final photo is also important; you don't want it to get lost in your frame, in your catalog, or in your feed.

So keep this in mind when taking photos and think about how they will be seen by others.

Beware of distortion

Distortion is caused by a camera's lens. When you take a picture of a round plate, for example, its shape may be compromised and it will be uncomfortable for the viewer because it will be deformed.

To avoid these distortions in your camera just center your subject and use the manual or automatic modes to take good pictures whenever necessary!

Try manual mode

Manual mode allows you to control all the parameters of your camera. This is a good option for more experienced photographers who know how to use their equipment and want to get the most out of it. Manual mode allows you to change settings such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO and white balance manually in order to achieve the desired result.

To change these settings, start by pressing "M" in your camera's menu (or if you have one: look for a dial that is usually on the top, and turn it to the letter "M"). Then set up the functions by adjusting the speed, aperture and ISO. Finally, center your subject in the frame and take the picture! Also test the angles: move away, come closer, shoot at an angle. This is the time for creativity.

Minimize movement and distraction of background objects

The use of a tripod is essential to minimize movement of the subject and keep it firmly in position. The tripod allows you to use accessories such as flashes, bounce lights, etc., which is essential to achieving a good photograph.

Focus on the main objective. Avoid using background objects that can cause distractions in your final result or get in the way of the client's focus on himself. For example: a plate on a red checkered tablecloth, with a glass in front, cutlery, spices, etc., are details that can end up damaging your final image and generating losses in sales.

Invest in good editing

It is crucial to invest in good editing software. You can edit your photos with many free programs, but if you really want to make your images stand out, it is worth finding an editing program that allows you to customize things like color balance, contrast and exposure.

Adobe Lightroom has been used for years by many photographers and it is easy to make simple edits like adjusting exposure, colors or adding effects.

If you're just getting started with photo editing, try Snapseed - it's one of the easiest programs for mobile and has some great tutorials on their website too!


If you are part of the group of people who like to have fun with photography, but don't know much about it yet or have never tried these basic tricks, we have some really cool tips for you. These tips are for people who are just starting out and need to learn how to take better pictures.

If you want to hire a professional service to solve all these problems while you focus on sales, Piktiz has the solution. Contact us through our website and schedule a photo session with one of our professionals.