Tips for Shooting Food Photos with Simple Tools and Natural Light

With a little ingenuity, you can use everyday objects to craft a beautiful photoshoot of professional proportions. In her latest video on Vimeo, photographer Jenny Woodward showcases how to use natural light and household objects to photograph different bits of food, from cookies to a salad. Most captivating is how she utilizes each household object to manipulate the light around her subject.


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Woodward begins by placing a small table in front of a window so that she can take advantage of the natural lighting. From there, she uses household objects including wood boards, baking pans, curtains, tin foil, and more to set up the perfect shot.

Her choice of camera gear is as simple as her lighting tools: she uses an iPhone to capture all of her shots.

(H/T The Phoblographer)