TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OF FOOD – MY ADVICE

Like any other Instagram user, I adore taking photographs of my food. Heck, I’d even say that if I wasn’t a journalist, I’d become a professional food photographer. I like to vary the photos of food that I post, from food I have prepared myself or even the occasional meal out with friends.

Taking photographs of food isn’t even that hard, there are even a few tricks that are bound to get anyone on the popular page.

TAKE FROM ABOVE 

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I like to do this a lot when taking photographs of food for my Instagram account. I’ve also found that these types of photographs tend to get the most likes. The best angle is always to lean forwards ever so slightly, whilst standing up. By doing this, you are able to get everyone’s dinner in the frame.

PRESENTATION 

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Always think about the presentation of the photograph. Are you in a restaurant with nice plates or a brightly coloured table? Is there anything on your table that could enhance the photograph? Use the things around you to your advantage.

GET CLOSE

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Sometimes, the best photograph is a close up. I find with healthier foods, like salads, a closer shot helps to bright the freshness of the ingredients to life.

ADD A FILTER

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On Instagram, there is nothing wrong with a good filter. I always use C1 and find that my food photographs always end up brighter, more vibrant and even more appealing.

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