Top Tips for food photography from Venture Studios
This year Pancake Day - or Shrove Tuesday - is on Tuesday 25th February. The origins of Shrove Tuesday are related to Lent, which starts the next day. Pancakes were made to use up all the goodies in the home before the traditional 40 day Lent fast.
The first pancake recipe appeared in an English cookbook in the 15th century. Since then pancakes have grown in popularity, and it’s estimated that on Pancake Day, 52 million eggs are used in the UK: 22 million more than on a normal day.
Traditional pancake toppings are lemon and sugar, or maple syrup. But the most popular pancakes are now likely to include fruits such as strawberries, bananas and mixed berries, combined with rich gooey toppings like cream, ice cream, chocolate, Nutella, Oreo and caramel.
You may well have your own speciality pancake topping and feel rather proud of your pancakes. In which case the natural thing to want to do is to showcase your creations on social media. But sadly this is where your photography skills can really let you down. Your pancakes may look wonderful in real life but rather underwhelming online.
Interestingly, The Guardian newspaper did actually run a competition in 2017 for underwhelming pancakes. Readers were asked to send in photos of their pancake disasters and their bombsite kitchens. These photos would be added to an online gallery “to make the rest of us feel better about ourselves.”
But your pancakes are fabulous and you want to show them to the world! So here are our Top Ten tips for successful pancake photography:
We hope you have great fun this Pancake Day, and also take your best pancake photos ever!
Check back here soon for more photography tips from Venture Studios: here to help you create #memoriesforever..
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