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Focus On Food Photography for Bloggers (Focus On Series) by Matt Armendariz

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Props, which are just about everything but the food, communicate and set the scene, playing an integral part of the final image. They can compliment or detract and deserve careful thought and selection.

Chapter 11:All about Props

Just like still-life images painted during the renaissance, food photographers have relied on plates, fabric, and cutlery to instill a sense of place inside a photograph. These are what we call props. Used effectively they can add color, movement, and shape to images, but the opposite holds true, too: used improperly, they can clutter and detract.

Considering the food we eat is usually served in or on something, props ...

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