How to make floating food photos

Ever wondered how the pictures were made where food seems to float in the air? Maybe you thought that they actually throw food in the air and take a picture at exactly the right time. Maybe you already figured that that couldn’t be the case.

You might have concluded it already and otherwise I hope I don’t disappoint you: but flying food pictures are photoshopped.

I’ve written a small tutorial on how to make floating food pictures when you have photoshop.
First of all you’ll need a plain background that’s all in the same color. In this case I used a black background.
You’ll also need a block of Styrofoam. This is for sale in most low cost shops as it’s often used for floral arrangements.
You’ll put the item you want to fly on a fork or skewer, and put the fork in the block of styrofoam.

how to make floating food photography

Take a picture like this and photoshop the fork away by making it the same color as the background. That’s all!
You can do this with one item of food, but it also gives a great effect if you use several items that are normally layered like a hamburger.

Check out these Instagram pictures for more inspiration and let me know if you gave it a try!

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