Some people have asked me what the secret is to great food photography. I first say teamwork…because it takes more than a creative person with a camera to make food look its best. But I’ll talk more about the “village” it takes to make a photograph in another post.
There is another quality to great food photography and that is something I call “mouth appeal”. Mouth appeal means more than a pair of luscious lips. It’s the quality that sets apart great food photography from the mediocre. Mouth appeal makes the food look so appetizing that you can really imagine it’s aroma and taste.
You simply want to eat it then and there…and making people want to eat is what great food photography is all about.