10 best props for food photography

Continuing on with my Photofocus.com articles, here is one that covers my 10 favourite food photography props…

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I love hunting for props and backgrounds to put in my images. Using colour in props is my personal favourite, but was also my first big mistake when I was starting out. It’s great to have props that are colourful, but if you’re not careful that colourful prop can easily upstage your main subject and grab all the attention, and too many colours can confuse the viewer and turn them off.

When it comes to still life and food photography, often the biggest problem most stylist and photographers have is props … or lack of them. This week we are going to delve a little further into my own prop stash, I’ll show you my 10 favourite and most used props with food photography. You do not need a lot, in fact, just a few of these are perfect to get you started and you may already have them in your own home.

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