Search Blogs

7 Tasty Foodie Photo Tips for Mouthwatering Stockton Restaurant Week Images

Visit Stockton

Here are seven simple ways you can improve your food photography without even breaking a sweat.

Taking delicious photos of food with a phone isn't easy. You don’t have to be a professional photographer to take a mouthwatering pictures (we’re not!), but it does take a little practice. We’ve made a list of 7 food photo tips that can help you improve your food photography game. The images below are Instagram-ready, so you can share with friends who are in need of a few helpful tips.

1. TRY CLOSE UPS.

Not all dishes will look great from a wide angle. Instead try close ups to let the audience get a closer look. Sometimes food looks better straight on or a slight angle.

 

 

A photo posted by Urbano (@papaurbsgrill) on

 

 

2. USE A RETOUCHING APP.

Who wants to eat dark depressing food? Don’t be afraid to use a photo editing app to add in some light and color. To keep the integrity of a great photo, use a retouching app like Google’s Snapseed for a clean image - free in the App Store!

 

 

 

3. TURN OFF THE FLASH! LIGHTING IS EVERYTHING!

Pointing a flash straight at food takes away the beautiful contrast of food and instantly makes it less appealing. If you want the most beautiful food photos, hands-down natural light is the way to go. Give it a try!

 

 

 

4. A TABLE OF TASTY FOOD: ACTION SHOT!

Naturally, people will want to pause what they're doing to let you take the picture. Instead, tell them to keep doing what they're doing. Don't be afraid to show people digging in on the table. The picture will tell a story and come out more natural-looking when there's movement at the table. A busy scene is a happy inviting scene!

 

 

A photo posted by @johnnychineats on

 

 

5. KEEP IT SIMPLE.

Take out stuff you don’t need. Take out things on the table that are distracting and pair down to two plates of food - take the salt & pepper out.  If the food once cooked is unattractive, only show a portion of it.

 

 

A photo posted by #dineStockton �� (@dinestockton) on

 

 

6. CUT INTO THE FOOD.

Though a finished pan of lasagna or a whole chocolate cake is a beautiful sight, sometimes it’s nice to cut into the food and show folks what it actually looks like seconds before you take a bite.

 

 

A photo posted by jintana_chia �� (@jintana_chia) on

 

 

7. BE SELECTIVE.

You don't have to post everything. If you have multiple shots of a food, pick the best one. If you're not happy with a photo, don't post.

 

Start planning your flavorsome dining adventure at www.StocktonRestaurantWeek.com