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Photograph the food when it comes out, when it’s fresh, glistening, steaming.

Go close and get the details. Shoot in tight for the food.

Go wide for the ambience to set the scene.

Try to get some kind of side lighting to avoid losing texture; try to make a two-dimensional photo as three-dimensional as possible.

Post-processing: Generally, you want to bump up the contrast (to add “punch” and depth). Increase the vibrance/saturation. For dreamy/soft foods, you can use the clarity slider to achieve a softer/dreamier look. Adjust the composition if necessary by cropping and potentially tilting or rotating.

Charlie’s favorite lenses:
– A portrait lens, 105mm prime lens for a shallow depth-of-field.
– A 28-70mm zoom lens.

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