How to Step Up Your Food Instagram Game

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Food is one of the most common things liked and shared on Instagram. Want to step up your Instagram game by taking better food shots? Use the following tips and your followers are sure to notice!

Lighting is Everything
This is a must! The lighting of your shot will make or break the entire photo. Natural lighting is best, so set up next to a window or even outside. Dark outside? Use a friend’s phone for their flashlight. It will lighten up the photo the same way. Think about the color of the lighting as well. Natural lighting gives your photo a white hue, while indoor lighting can have a yellow tint. Play to the color of your dish and what will complement its colors.

The Rule of Thirds
This is a tried and true rule for all photography, but especially with food. Don’t place your subject the exact center of the photo but place it a little off center. The simple trick is to divide your photo into nine parts, three lines running horizontal and three lines vertical. Align your subject to be at one of the four points where the lines intersect on the photo. This will make your subject interesting and catch the eye of Instagram scrollers.

It’s the Little Things
Your main dish could look wonderful, but if it’s all that’s in the picture, it will still underperform. Add little details and garnishes to your dish to bring it to the next level. Add flowers to the background, make sure the table looks interesting and add some herbs or garnishes to your dish, like a sprinkling of Southern Recipe Small Batch Pineapple Ancho Chile Pork Rinds.

Fill the Entire Photo
Who doesn’t like a little teasing? People like to use their imagination. Keep them thinking when they see your photo by filling the entire photo with food, with some of the plating or food off camera. This will direct the eye and make the photo more enticing than if you fit the entire plate in the photo.

Now Picture This: A bowl of Southern Recipe Small Batch Baked Blackberry Habanero Pork Rinds with some spilling off the plate decorated with ripe blackberries and real habanero peppers. A trail leads off the shot. Who wouldn’t double tap that food shot?

We’re starting a snacking revolution and we’re calling upon the snackers who won’t stand for tiny, three-bite packs any longer. Southern Recipe Small Batch is all about flavor. BOLD flavor. And fuel. The kind that can actually get you through a grueling workout or through an afternoon drag at the office.

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