Food photos: How to do it properly

When presented with a beautiful plate of food in a restaurant, it seems a growing number of people share the same, irresistible urge: to take a photo of it, and post it online.

So popular is this trend to photograph your food, some restaurants in New York are said to be enforcing a camera ban.

But if you are going to do it, you might as well do it properly.

Here, professional restaurant and food photographer Paul Winch-Furness gives us his top five tips, in video, for taking photos of food.

Tip one

What are you using?

Tip two

Ambience is all...

Tip three

Style it up...

Tip four

What's your angle?

Tip five

Try, try again..

Do you take photos of your food? Send us your best, or worst, shots. A selection will be published later.

Email: yourpics@bbc.co.uk

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