Chow Bella

7 Tips for Taking Better Food Photos

Let's all be honest for a second. It's not just technology-obsessed millennials who photograph their food anymore. We all live in the age of food porn. At some point or another, we've all been guilty of patiently fighting off hunger as we try to get that perfect snapshot of our lunch.

But whether you're simply sending the pic to your friend or posting it online for all of the Internet to see, there's no reason why that food photo shouldn't look the best that it can. And that's doesn't mean you need fancy, expensive camera. All of the example photos were taken with an iPhone, so grab whatever camera you have, take notes, and good luck choosing just one frame to share.

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Evie Carpenter is a visual journalist. Using photography, videography, design, and sometimes words, she tells stories she hopes make a bit of difference in the world, even if those stories are in list form and include GIFs.
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