There are a few tricks every good food blogger on Instagram knows to make their meals look so good. If you want to fill your feed with envy-worthy plates, here are a few things you can do to help you nail that shot (before your food gets cold).
Before you take a shot, make sure the background isn't cluttered with extra stuff, like salt shakers, napkins and such.
When you're shooting food (or anything else, really), try a few different angles to see which works best. I love the "from-above" angle, but that's not always going to work best.
I love the shots that show a little bit of what went into the making or enjoying of a dish. Show the ingredients, your messy hands, the bite out of one of the cookies.
Sometimes it's fun to play with the shot a little bit, showing your creative, goofy side. Show yourself taking a bite of something ooey-gooey, or put your food in context - what are you doing with that sandwich or pizza? Where are you?
Flash is usually a no-no, so try to go with natural light when you can. Play with the light and shadows too, to help create a mood.
I don't usually like filters, but they can be fun, too! Try a few and see if there's one you like.
Composites seem made for food shots, don't they? Play around with showing off your meal from different angles, or in different stages, in one composite shot.
So, my foodie friends, do you have any other meal-shooting and sharing tips to share? Do tell!
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