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How to Take a Good Picture of Food

Discover How to Take a Good Picture of Food using just a few simple tips. Improve your food photography using only your cell phone, with these super simple food photography tips.

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How to Take a Good Picture of Food

Food photography is hard, but so many people are doing it… or trying to anyway. When was the last time you signed onto social media and saw a picture of what a friend or celebrity was eating? Probably today.

And no, filters don’t make it look that much better. Pictures of food can look just as delicious as the main course itself… if you follow simple tips to showcase what you are about to eat, or already eating in some cases.

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Tips For Taking A Good Food Photo

  1. Let the food cool before snapping the pic. If it’s hot, you can’t spray it with olive oil to make it glisten.
  2. Use natural light. A flash will ruin the picture. If you can’t get near a window or door, turn on the lights and make sure there are no shadows near the plate.
  3. Think of the entire image. What’s in the background? Throw in some unique, colorful plates and bowls or towels.
  4. Try a few different angles. Shot the bowl from the top, then from the side, but at an angle. It’s also cool to see the food half-eaten with some crumbs on the plate.
  5. Throw in a garnish or some drizzle to show that it doesn’t only taste good, but looks good too.

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