How to Take a Great Food Photo for Your Instagram Portfolio

The guys over at Immaculate Infatuation are a little, well, obsessed with food. Their restaurant reviews are honest and refreshing; they tell it like it is. So when I saw that they wrote a piece about how to take "perfect" food photos, I knew I had to check it out. Now this isn't a guide for professional food photographers (far from it) but if you're one of the types that likes to Instagram every meal you eat, chances are you could learn something from their post.

They cover the basics, like framing and composition ("feel free to get right up in that plate of pasta.") and lighting ("Try to choose a table that’s below some lights or near a window"), and focus ("If your photo is even the slightest bit blurry, it sucks. Promise. Don’t even think about putting it on Instagram.") I'm sure you can see that they have a sense of humor over at Immaculate Infatuation, but they know what they're talking about as well. With over 56,000 Instagram followers, they better know how to take a good food photo right? Check out the full article here, and follow them on Instagram: Infatuation.




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Answer : Same as any other good food photo. See the thousands of other guides.

Vincent Morretino's picture

"Instagram Portfolio"... stopped reading immediately

Hmm...article doesn't give any tips on how to deal with the influx of comments saying "you should be a professional food photographer!".


Just what we need, more instagram food pictures. *rolls eyes.