Many of us post photos of our recipes on Pinterest, but it is the really great photography that gets noticed the most. To that end, I want to recommend a post by one of our members, Shinichi Mine, who runs a lovely cooking website called TabiEats. Shinichi is a fabulous cook, and offers many types of recipes on his site, some influenced by his Japanese heritage. He also creates weekly videos on his YouTube channel, so you can hear and see him working through the recipes in person.
Last fall, our group turned to him to get some information on how he was able to take such incredible food photographs for posting to various sites, and he wrote a post, Tips and Tricks for Better Food Photography, with full instructions on how to feature food in photos. In the post, he covers:
- Creating a beautiful presentation
- Preparing ahead of time for the presentation
- How to position the camera
- Color schemes
- Adding drama
- Creating a background
- Vertical vs. horizontal shots
And amazingly, Shinichi takes all of his shots with his iPhone!
The post is really eye-opening and offers a lot of great tips as how some simple changes, and free or cheap editing programs can help make each and every post look amazing, as well as the images that you post on Pinterest or other social media sites.
You can find Shinichi’s post here.
All photos on this page are from TabiEats.