|Tomato and Olympus camera. Photo: Emily Farris.|
Camera companies are catching on to the trend and trying to make a buck, with digital point and shoot models that are manufactured with food photography settings, like this Olympus which has a "cuisine" option, and this Sony, with its "gourmet food" mode. Chances are good that if you purchased a camera recently, it has some kind of food photography option and you don't even know it. If your food photographs are less than porntastic (like the tomato shot here), it might be worth your while to consult your camera's manual or look online to find out.
If you don't have a food setting, don't rush right out to buy a new camera that does.
One pro shutterbug's opinion, after the jump.