If you’re one of those people, who eat their food with their eyes, then you’ve got to know the right hacks to get all your photographs Insta-worthy!
Keep it Simple
Restrict the colour range to two or at the most three colours. This helps more subjects to get focus in the frame, giving the picture a neat and non-messy look.
Over-head or Head-on Are the Best Angles
The safe bet is the 30 to 60 degree angle, considered to bring the best lighting effect. However, Instagram says otherwise. Popular food magazines (BBC Good Food and Delicious) may follow professional conduct, though many of the pictures on Instagram are overhead photographs.
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Portrait Mode Works Best
It’s what works best with the layout of Instagram or even Pinterest. It’s therefore best to have the photo taller than it is wide and ditch the landscapes. Since there is are pinch-to-zoom capabilities in the app, it is best to stick to the portrait mode for your photographs.
Fill three corners
This one’s a simple trick to fill three corners of the frame, leaving one empty space.
Shallow Focus Works Great!
Best to achieve to depict context and background while holding focus on the food.
In fact, there is no need to keep your folks waiting until you get the perfect shot - The perfect shot can well be created using half-eaten dishes that’ll make for the perfectly interactive and effortless photograph.
Pick and Choose Your Shapes
You can either choose shapes that contrast one another to add movement to the photograph or repeat them for a graphic effect. Example: Pizza slices against a background of triangles.
Focus on Getting Light and Sharpness Right
Stick to using natural light as much as possible, however, besides brightness, pictures need to be sharpened. Rely less on filters and apply them to only 50%.