Food photos: How to do it properly

  • 29 January 2013
  • From the section Magazine

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

Media captionWhat are you using?

Tip two

Media captionAmbience is all...

Tip three

Media captionStyle it up...

Tip four

Media captionWhat's your angle?

Tip five

Media captionTry, try again..

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


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