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Food Photography: Top Tips For Instagram Food Photography Likes

If you're a foodie who loves capturing photos of your breakfast, lunch and dinner for everyone to see, this video tutorial is for you.

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Helge Kirchberger and 2-star Michelin-chef Jörg Bruch, with the help of the COOPH team, take you back to basics to show you how subtle changes can make all the difference in your food photos.


Pro tips shared in the photography tutorial include always using a polarising filter/lens hood to reduce reflections, changing the angle to give food photography a fresh approach and using 'falling lines' to create dynamic energy. You can also add props/decorations to create an atmosphere/story and use direct light when you want to give your shots an outdoor feel. For a softer look, use diffused light. 


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Another simple way to enhance your food shots is with backgrounds as a simple background change can make a big difference. For example, straight lines and curved lines will evoke a very different feeling in an image with curves, especially, creating more flow. 

"One dish, one photographer, different outcomes - check out these tasty tips and don’t forget to try it out yourself," COOPH.

If you have a little more know-how, play around with focal lengths and/or apertures to change how your image looks/feels as you can shoot at 85mm which is similar to how the human eye sees, compress backgrounds with a shallow depth of field or shoot so the background is a little less out of focus so you can see detail without it distracting.  


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Click 'play' on the video tutorial above to learn more and don't forget to share your photos which are good enough to eat with us in the Gallery. 

Photos © COOPH & Helge Kirchberger

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