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7 Tasty Foodie Photo Tips for Mouthwatering Stockton Restaurant Week Images

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

Get your phone ready, amateur photographers, because Stockton Restaurant Week is here January 19-28! Taking delicious photos of food with a phone isn't easy. You don’t have to be a professional photographer to take mouthwatering pictures (we’re not!), but it does take a little steadiness and plenty of practice. We’ve made a list of 7 food photo tips that can help you enhance your food photography game. The pictures below are all Instagram-ready, so you can share with friends who are in need of a few helpful suggestions.

 

1. TRY CLOSE UPS.

Not all dishes will look great from a wide angle. Shooting close-ups of food don’t tend to require any additional decorations in the scene. Close-ups give the audience a detailed look at the dish. Sometimes food looks better straight on or a slight angle.

 

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2. USE A RETOUCHING APP.

Who wants to eat dark depressing food? There are apps out there solely dedicated to making your pictures look scrumptious and mouthwatering! Don’t be afraid to add some light and color to your foodie photos. 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!

 

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3. NATURAL LIGHTING IS EVERYTHING!

Pointing a flash straight at food takes away the gorgeous contrast of food and instantly makes it less appealing to the eyes. If you want the most beautiful foodie photos, hands-down natural light is the way to go. The natural tones of the dish can shine and you can showcase the food considerably better. 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!

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Stockton Restaurant Week returns in January 2018! See what all the fuss is about, then plan your flavorsome dining adventure at www.StocktonRestaurantWeek.com - and be sure to follow Stockton Restaurant Week on Facebook.

Need more information? You can text us 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm at (877) 778-6258 and you'll receive a live response from a member of our team.

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