Katharina, the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of heiter magazine, and I met on Instagram a few months ago. Instagram is a wonderful place for beautiful photography & styling, and as Katharina and I share a true passion for both it was only a matter of time for us to connect.
I am Lucie Beck and I work as food photographer and stylist. On my own blog Mylucie.com I regularly share recipes, food styling tips and inspirational photography. I enjoy to pass on my knowledge to other people and that is why I agreed to create a heiter blog post with a simple but effective trick to make your food photography & styling even more interesting.
Working with Layers
Using layers is an easy way to add depth and texture to your food styling. In the photo above I used a stack of antique cake molds, an oven tray as well as a wooden chopping board to create extra layers. Can you see what interesting effect it creates?
When it comes to styling food I often work with different layers too. To try it out yourself use the following:
- a background
- a wooden chopping board
- a napkin or tea towel
- a plate or a bowl
- depending on the dish you can use as an additional layer of powdered sugar (for biscuits) or sesame seeds (for noodles or similar)
Have a little play. A good thing to remember is that you should always have three layers to get the perfect outcome.
Did you enjoy this post? Then visit Lucie’s blog for more or follow her on Instagram. Another opportunity to connect with her is via her hashtag project #gatheringandstyling. Use it for all the styled imagery you’re proud of and with some luck you’ll get a mention in Lucie’s Instagram stories.
© Lucie Beck for heiter magazine