Choosing the right food photography surface can make all the difference in terms of taking food photos. In fact, the surface that the food will be on will determine how beautiful or how drab a shot will be. Some of the most common surfaces are wood, metal, tiles, and paper. They do not need to be intricate because less is always more, at least in the realm of photography.
Dark hardwood or reclaimed wood will look beautiful with bright-colored fruits in a vintage bowl. If you are on a budget, you can use your old chopping board to get the shots that you need.
Thinking of using metal? Your large baking pans can provide a good background and if your kitchen sink is made from stainless steel, you can use that too.
Tiled kitchen sinks are also a great background for food photography.