This photo here is great example of lighting and staging.
Anyone can take a picture of a piece of toast. It is the garnish and lighting that make it seem open, fresh and appealing. This photo is also employing angle techniques. You always want to be able to see the depth and ingredients of the item. According to Digital Photography School, you can alternate between a few common angles, but it is best to follow a theme to tell a proper story. In this photo, the angle comes from above to highlight the layers of items you wouldn’t be able to see from the side.
While its fun to try out these tricks yourself; when it comes to making money, it’s best to leave your menu’s to the professionals. Good food photography gives it that extra oomph. We can help you find and book a photographer in your area to take your menu’s from good to amazing. You can view some of our most recent layouts here that accommodate an appropriate number of photos without completely overdoing it.
This video explains some of the most important things to consider if you are attempting to photograph your food for yourself.