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5 Tips for Snapping the Perfect Food Picture

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Ever made the most gorgeous and delicious dish, snapped a picture, and been disappointed with how it looks? If you’re like me and feel like your dishes never looks as good on screen as it does on the plate, then read on for the top five tips for snapping the perfect food picture!

1. Have the right equipment

Capturing the perfect picture starts with the right digital camera. Simple to use, your camera transforms your image from good to great, and will leave your food looking like it comes from a world renowned restaurant, rather than your kitchen!

2. Let the Light In!

Light can be your photographs best friend, but when used improperly, can be your worst enemy. Instead of putting on your camera’s flash, which can often make softer and more delicate pieces of your dish appear harsher and more severe, photograph your food near a window and allow the natural light to gently illuminate your piece in all the right places.

3. It’s The Little Things That Count

Create a setting around your dish that is appealing but not overwhelming – after all, we want all eyes on your delicious creation! Garnish your meal with small details and embrace those perfect imperfections as they will add character and depth to your image.

4. Snap to it!

As soon as your meal is complete, start snapping pictures. The longer you take to get that picture food picture, the longer your meal sits out and begins to lack the luster it initially had. So be quick and precise; especially if photographing a delicious salad or fruit bowl you just made, as produce is the most vulnerable to this.

5. A Little Touch of Oil or Water!

If your dish does falter during your photo shoot, do no fret as there is a simple solution! Photographing fresh produce that doesn’t look so fresh? Grab a spray bottle, fill it with water and lightly mist the produce to get that freshly-picked affect! Roasted veggies or chicken looking sub-par? Drizzle with olive-oil to get that photo-worthy shine!

Using these five tips, your pictures will leave all your friends and family members with stomachs grumbling and mouths watering!

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Canon.

Dana Rosenthal

Dana Rosenthal is a creative writer and a professional communications manager. With 10+ years of experience writing both for a hobby and for her career, she has found it to be her true passion. Dana loves to cook in her spare time and considers herself a BBQ connoisseur! Her favourite things to cook are Jerk Chicken, fresh dips and sauces and chocolate cakes. Dana is constantly coming up with new ideas to share with fellow foodies.

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