Photographing food requires attention to the light source. The best location for food photos is by a window or anywhere else with natural lighting. Use a macro lens to get close to your subject for added volume. Choosing a low f-number reduces depth of field, softening background details. Note that shots taken against a white plate or table cloth tend to be underexposed; if necessary, increase exposure compensation.
The main goal of a food photo is tasty-looking food, a goal that may require adjustments to exposure and white balance. Food shot against a white plate or table cloth may come out looking underexposed; if necessary, increase exposure compensation. The lighting for indoor shots is typically mixed, combining natural and artificial light sources. The best results may be achieved with white balance setting other than "Auto".