My parents run a bakery business out of their home. They specialize in pies, but also have a variety of cookies, biscuits, and sweet breads that are pretty damn tasty as well. They just wrapped up their third year, and have seen a considerable jump in growth over the past year alone where they are branching out into internet sales.
Being the resident computer geek in the family, my parents came to me when it came time to setup their website a few years ago. There hasn't been much done with it, but with the summer season behind them and the holidays approaching, I've been working on getting their website setup with a store so their customers can order and pay for what they want independently. I can handle all of the coding and logistics of setting up the store, but there is one part of the process that I am bit intimidated by.
I've read up a lot online about the basics of food photography, and I think I've got a good grasp on the fundamentals. In my research I've seen a lot of really good photos, and a lot of really awful photos. It was very obvious to me that there is a lot to consider when taking pictures of food, because you ultimately want the food to look appealing.
Does anyone who reads my blog have any experience in food photography? Any suggestions on staging, lighting, or post-production work? Any learned-through-experience type stuff you can pass along? I would greatly appreciate it!