Moody food photography uses the Chiaroscuro technique. It’s an Italian term referring to the contrast between shadow and light. You can find it in a lot of paintings, including Vermeer’s and Caravaggio’s. For the most part, it’s quite easy to work with bright and airy photos.
Dark food photography has become wildly popular over the last few years. But while dark food photos look amazing, they’re not so easy to create – unless you have a bit of insider’s knowledge, that is!
That’s why, in this article, I share my favorite tips, tricks, and secrets for moody food photography, including:
- How to select the best props and backgrounds for that stunning “dark” look
- How to light your food photos for a moody effect
- How to determine the right settings for top-notch image quality
I also share plenty of dark food photography ideas and examples along the way, so you know exactly what you can achieve in your own food images.
Check out my 5 Tips below