Foodstagram is a real thing, some might say it’s the bane of modern dining where food in a lot of cases can’t be consumed until photographed for Instagram.
When you’re hungry and at a shared table, it might be the most annoying thing yet but some restaurants slay bae the plating of your order so well that it is only right you take a picture.
Therefore, just like popping selfies, it is important to take the perfect Foodstagram to ensure the entire experience of an amazing plate is not lost in bad photo skills.
- Don’t be scared to move the plate around, you might end up looking a little crazy but you might catch better light.
- Focus: Tap your phone for as many time as it needs for the camera to focus on the food. Say no to blurry, poor quality photos.
- Stay off Instagram filters; it might be called Foodstagram but IG filters ruin a great food picture. Instead, tweak things like saturation, structure and shadows of the picture or better still, download a great photography app like VSCO.
- Treat it like art. To a newbie at Foodstagram, it might be just another picture but it’s not. Your picture will leave an impression on the viewers, affect the likes you’ll get, and potentially make or break the restaurant/chef whose food you captured.
Next time when searching for inspiration, be it what or where to eat, and how to take a great food picture, remember these tips and allow yourself be great.