Always Use Natural Light: A flash will ruin the picture. When making a reservation, Sundberg suggests requesting a table by a window. If it’s not possible to be near a window or door, try to make sure there are no shadows near the plate.
Pay Attention to Angles: Angles are so important, both Sundberg and Elgatha said. Directly overhead shots are the rave right now, but Elgatha suggests shooting a few different angles.
“Shoot the bowl from the top, then from the side, but at an angle,” Elgatha said.
Don’t Over Edit: Filters are not what makes that food shot you see look awesome. Sundberg cautions not to over edit or add too many filters.
Think of the Entire Image: Don’t just focus on the food but the whole image. What’s in the background? Elgatha suggests throwing in unique, colorful plates, bowls or towels if you’re at home or your dining-out companions don’t mind you using their cutlery as props.
It’s also cool to see the food half eaten with some crumbs on the plate,” said.
Add a Garnish: A garnish thrown on top or some drizzle helps the food look delicious, Elgatha said.
Make it Viral: Sundberg said to pay attention to hashtags and the location field on Instagram to make a photograph reach a larger audience. “#Foodporn is so popular, anything outrageous, or local favorite restaurants that people can relate to,” Sundberg said.