You probably already know why burgers look delicious in ads, yet they usually look pretty sad when you unwrap them. It’s because food photographers often use some dirty tricks to make food look appetizing. In this video from Well Done, food stylist Rishon Hanners transforms a sad, drive-through cheeseburger into a delicious-looking Whopper. She will show you how to create a perfect burger for your photo shoot – well, at least a picture-perfect one.
After their first set of tips for making your food photos more awesome, Mango Street are back with another quick, but great tutorial on this topic. These are the tips you can use for a variety of purposes – from making your food snapshots on Instagram more appealing, to improving your food photography if you want to get more serious about it. Also, these are techniques you can apply to other types of photography as well, if you’re not really into taking pictures of food. Either way, you will find them useful.
The Instagram struggle is real. Everybody wants more followers, more likes, more comments. People post every day, but see very little response. Why is that? Well, there are many reasons, but one of them could be the images themselves. Many images that work fine on a monitor or printed out often scale down well to our phones. Details get lost, and the impact is gone. What works on Instagram isn’t necessarily what works elsewhere.
But, you can fix it. Despite the title, there’s actually more than three tips in this video from content creation studio, Mango Street. At least, if you include getting your dead house plants out of frame and remembering to dust off your props. Some of these might seem like common sense once somebody actually say it out loud, but they’re not all immediately obvious to everybody.