#16 Do The Dishes

White plates are distraction free, they don’t conflict with the food and are versatile. White plates can be used in almost all food settings. If you already have a white plate what next? My next color was a lighter blue and green. Usually pastels and light colors work best for many photos. But again, dark plates will work too. After color, consider the material of plates too. I have used ceramic, plastic, acrylic and even disposable plates. Scratches are a big problem on plastics and acrylics and at the same time they can look a bit… uh cheap. You can safely make this decision to never buy those multicolour and multi-pattern plates for food photography.

  • Step 1 – Today again, select the subject. Ideally use the same food subject, you have been using last couple of days. But also remember choose something that can be plated easily.
  • Step 2 – Use any plate you think would be the best for this photograph.
  • Step 3 – Now change the plate and take another photograph.
  • Step 4 – If you have other plates that are different in color, pattern or shape, take photos on them.
  • Step 5– Again, compare these photos just like you did in previous assignments. Recall your story and the specific elements we discussed earlier. Which one of these photos compares closely with your story?
  • Step 6 – Upload the best photo/s on Lesson 16 Album on the new Facebook Group.

I tried changed some dishes and in this story I like the first glass dish the most.