3. Location, Location, Location
What you need to shoot, and your end use, will often dictate a certain amount of the presentation style.
If you want to show your food in a homely setting, or demonstrate how to prepare a dish, you may need some set build for your shoot to give the right backdrop environment.
If you are looking for a fun impactful shot for social media, a clean colourful flat lay background may be more what you need. Or maybe you are looking for a dark and moody shot, with all the added drama possible to really entice your audience.
Alternatively you may want shots to show your own setting, or you want to prepare the food in your own kitchens, meaning a location shoot is in order.
The backdrop for your food photography will greatly affect the set up needed for your shoot, so is key information to share as early as possible.