Photography is all about lighting. No matter what kind of subject, if you have good lighting, everything looks better. So try to find good light: I like high-contrast lighting, but some prefer flat, soft lighting. It’s a matter of personal taste, but you must learn how light works with your subject and how to control it to make the food look delicious. And think about the food before you shoot: the recipe, the color, and even the dishes. Find something charming about your subject, even if it’s just pasta.