An excellent food photographer can maximize the beauty of your kitchen through their lens. With the perfect lighting, they can capture the essence of the food served by you. But these fine-quality photographs need more than just the scrumptious food on your plate. All the little details are important when it comes to food photography. It is extremely important that you present nutritious and delicious dishes prepared by you in tableware props that bring out the uniqueness of your kitchen and your food.

We bring you the best tableware props that’ll help you enhance your photographs in no time!

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1. Wooden Cutting Boards

Wooden cutting boards are an essential component in photography. These boards help in adding layers to a photograph. Layers help in adding a beautiful touch to the photos. Tableware props like wooden cutting boards appear classy in photos.

Cutting boards give an inside on how you prepare your food. It gives an active visual of the methods you use while cutting your vegetables and other ingredients.

Cutting boards come in different sizes and shapes. You can find them on platforms like Etsy. Depending on the quality of the board, you can buy them within a price range of Rs. 800 to Rs. 4000.

 

2. Brass and Copper Utensils

Brass and Copper Tableware

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Brass and copper utensils add a vintage look to your photographs. A variety of cuisines including Mexican, Italian, Indian, and Mughlai can be beautifully presented in brass and copper utensils.

We believe that the shine of these utensils adds an elegant and traditional touch to your food photographs.

You can find these utensils in the local shops around your place. The prices may vary in different shops. We recommend you splurge a little and think of these props as an investment rather than an expenditure.

A cheap product can lose its shine. Therefore, for the perfect photograph, you need tableware props that look bright and shiny. You can find good-quality copper and brass utensils on Amazon.

 

3. Minimalist White Bowls

White is plain and simple. However, the reason we recommend a minimalist white bowl to the list of your tableware props is that they bring out the beauty of your food.

Your food is no less than art. Therefore, a white bowl is used as a canvas to present that art. Food photographers love white utensils. They believe that the colours of your dish are easily visible when placed in white containers.

The white bowl would work well in the light settings and your photograph will come out very naturally.

You can find some simple and minimalistic white bowls on Amazon and West Elm.

 

4. Matte White Plate

West Elm provides a collection of matte white plates that are not too shiny but help you capture stunning photographs.

 

5. Tea and Coffee Cups

An Indian kitchen needs tea and coffee cups as much as they need turmeric and red pepper.

We think that tea and coffee cups are a must to add to your list of tableware props. You need to buy an aesthetically appealing set of these cups so that you can capture pleasant photographs of your favourite beverages.

To buy exquisite tea and coffee cups, you can check out Flatlay Studio. At the price of Rs. 170, they offer you gorgeous tea and coffee cups.

 

6. Napkins

A catalog of tableware props is empty without napkins. They’re used to add more depth to the photos.

There are multiple ways you can use a napkin to stylize your photo. You can fold and tuck napkins under your white bowls. Another way to add them is by scrunching the napkin and placing it around your bowl or plate.

Napkins added with cups also bring out a beautiful photograph.

We suggest you buy napkins in different prints. In that way, they add visual interest to the photograph. They bring out the other elements in the photograph nicely.

You can buy napkins of different colours and patterns on sites like Amazon and Tata Cliq. Opt for ethnic Indian prints to add stylish detail to your table setting. Moreover, they’ll bring an instant flair to your room.

 

The Takeaway

There you have it! Those were our favourite tableware props.

Tableware props are a necessity when we talk about food photography. They help add layers and depths to the photographs. A simple prop can make a huge difference in the appearance of a photograph.

The Best Tableware Props


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Shristi Patni

Shristi Patni

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Shristi is a content writer and owner of F and B Recipes and Snazzy Women. When not writing, she can be found reading or trying new recipes.