Taking food pictures is almost as popular as talking selfies and has become a completely normal part of an eating experience.
These days, social media timelines are filled with friends and family indulging in a meal and sharing its’ delicious-ness. If you want to hop on the social media train to improve your food selfie skills, here’s a few of Dr. Oetker’s nifty food photography tips, to help you take the perfect #foodie photos.
- Check your lighting
Natural light is one of the most important ingredients for great food photos! Try taking your picture near a window or use a well-positioned lamp to try replicate natural light, until you find the perfect spot.
- Less is more
Take Coco Chanel’s advice on accessorising when it comes to styling a food photo shoot – step back, take a good look at your subject and remove one thing to avoid cluttering the photo with too many distractions.
- Ditch your flash
Using the flash on your smart phone or camera when taking food photographs is a no-no as it usually reflects small flecks of moisture, resulting in lights spots and an unappealing photo overall. Ditch the flash for softer light sources.
- Try a few different angles
Sometimes, the difference between an average, run-of-the-mill photo and a standout one comes down to perspective. Capture a photo of your yummy creation from above or try tilt your camera to the side.
- Bring your picture to life
Whether you’re holding the fork so that your hand is semi-visible, or you take a bite of the Dr. Oetker Ital pizza slices or mini pizzas, adding a human element always brings your picture to life.
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