When you're thinking about macro photography, food can often be left out of the conversation in favour of more traditional subjects such as insects and flowers. However, food photography is incredibly accessible, with an array of potential subjects within easy reach in your own home. Plus, you don't need to rely on good weather or your subject staying still to get great results.
But that's not to say it's always easy to get something that elevates your imagery from a snap of your lunch. One way to approach food photography differently is by using a macro lens to get in super close, creating stunning abstracts that have the power to fascinate the viewer. You can also try techniques such as focus stacking – now easier than ever thanks to innovative features found within some of Canon's latest cameras, such as the Canon EOS R10.
We challenged macro photographer Matt Doogue to give food photography a go. He's more accustomed to shooting macro out in the field, specialising in insects, plants and fungi, so staying indoors and shooting subjects in his kitchen turned out to be an exciting experience that has made him look at macro photography in a completely different way.
Here, he shares some of the things he discovered.