Food Photography Tips to Make Insta-perfect Images

Food Photography Tips to Make Insta-perfect Images

Take food photos like a pro

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Foodie  Foodie Your Guide to Good Taste  on 13 Mar '18

All photos credit: Towergate Insurance


If you adhere to the adage “the camera eats first” and are keen to snap a ‘grammable shot before you indulge your taste buds, you’ll want that pic to be worthy enough to elevate your feed. Want to know how the pros do it? 

Award-winning photographer Lisa Barber and Instagram foodie Jennifer Forbes teamed up with Towergate Insurance in the UK to offer some helpful tips for getting the perfect food snap. 

Lisa Barber says, “I prefer to access natural light and position my camera where it will bring out the colours of the food. Once I have the lighting just right, I focus on positioning the food to create the shot I want.”

“When it comes to taking food photos, I’ve always thought you can fix pretty much anything with a well-chosen filter and maxed-up saturation. This approach has landed me a fair few Insta likes over the years – well, that and some arguably excessive hashtagging,” says Jennifer Forbes.

The two photographers helped to illustrate how an amateur shot differs from a professional’s when they approached the challenge of photographing some of Instagram’s favourite foods:

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