1. Styling accompanied by a story
Before you take a picture, think about it and decide what it is that you can tell your followers about it. Whether it's your first meal at a Chinese restaurant or a birthday party at a cozy cafeteria, describe the surroundings and background as well as the reason that made you choose the food in the picture.
2. Opt for natural lighting
Flash is not as flattering as natural light. The latter makes pictures look much better. The only problem is that you can hardly find natural light in bars, cafes and restaurants. What you can do is to take your dish and walk over to a window. It's sometimes good to order meals in the day when the light is natural. If you are having your lunch or dinner outside, remember to find a place with shadow since direct sunlight casts shadows on food and other items.
3. Pick your perspective
Choose the right perspective. One of the best positions is shooting from the top down. This is how you'll show the whole table. You might sometimes need to climb on a chair to take that perfect shot! Simply hold your camera very high if climbing on chairs sounds inappropriate. Eye level shots look irresistible. You may try and hold your dish out in front of you. Do not hesitate to ask a random person to stand behind you and take the shot for you. Vertical pictures are also worth your attention. We love square shots, too. Horizontal (landscape) perspectives should be avoided, though. The reason is because such pictures show up smaller on your Instagram and your followers will just scroll past them.【英语水平提升】
4. Go beyond the Instagram filter
Use special apps to keep your pictures bright. There are some certain filters that can make your dish look consistent. Experiment a bit and see which app is your favorite. Use various filters and tools to make your shots more attractive. Adjust the brightness. Try out a different contrast. Play a bit with saturation and shadows. Look for temperature and sharpness options.