We all love food and social media is a great place to share our love of food in addition to photos of our wonderful dishes, but not all of us are gifted when it comes to taking photos that truly show off our culinary prowess.
Pictures can paint a thousand words, and with that in mind I am delighted to share 3 top tips on how you can get your food photography up to scratch! If you are struggling to find the right backdrops, the Foodie Bag from Paper Bag Co has got you covered and I was so happy to be gifted one earlier in the year in exchange for my thoughts!
Tip 1: Shoot in natural light
Shooting in natural light will give a less harsh light source than artificial ones, and this will benefit your food photos. You can use angles from the window to leverage shadows and add depth to your photography.
Tip 2: Use a good background
A good background can make all the difference to a food photo shoot, just make sure you pick one that has a neutral colour scheme that works well with the dish you have. The ones from Paper Bag Co’s Instagram Bag are perfect! You’ll see some of these backgrounds in my homeschool posts over the past few months, as well as into the New Year.
Tip 3: Use colour in cooking
Not all food has to be green or beige, there are tonnes of colourful vegetables that you can include with your dish that will make it truly pop with colour.
More on the Instagram Bag
Paper Bag Co founder Jon Marling is a bit of a food enthusiast and was looking for a way to educate people on the importance of a good diet and how creating delicious food can be a force for good.
“The Instagram Bag may seem like a bit of a quirky product for a paper bag manufacturer to sell, but those that know our company will know we love a special edition bag! It has everything you need to take beautiful food photos. We think that if we can get people more excited about cooking their own food, they will start to take ownership of their cooking and start to make healthier choices.”