Photo ideas: miniature food landscape pictures

Photo ideas don’t come much more entertaining than this. The idea of placing model figures in amongst ingredients can transform a meal into a miniature landscape. Fry ups turn into meat safaris and soup bowls become steaming savoury jacuzzis. Of course there are many other everyday household objects that make excellent settings for macro scenarios, but food is ideal. It can be easily sculpted and is instantly recognisable. Here, that great British staple, bangers and mash, works a treat as the Smash instant mash mix could be easily manipulated into the shape of a mountain. But there are many other areas in our daily life where miniature adventures can take place – all you need is a little imagination. Here are some photo ideas to give you food for thought…

Photo ideas: soap bubble photography

Follow this simple soap bubble photography project and learn how to shoot cool psychedlic macro photos. All the ideas and inspiration you need to get creative at home

Photo ideas: ‘fine art’ food photography

Turn fruit and veg into photo art – all you need it a light box and a very sharp knife. Follow this food photography project to create stunning pictures for your kitchen wall.

Buying guide: close-up photography equipment

If you’re itching to photograph the world up-close you’ll need some specialised gear – here we explain the four main routes into fantastic macro photography…

Macro lenses: buying guide

If you’re serious about capturing the world up close sooner or later you’ll feel restricted by your normal lenses and start to think about investing in a dedicated macro lens.

Your guide to photographing small pets

These small animals need the close-up treatment to gain any real impact when stuck in a frame on the mantelpiece.

Choose the best focal length for a shot

One of the greatest attributes of photography is the ability to show the world around us in ways that we don’t normally see it.