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How to Take a Perfect Foodstagram That Get More Likes

How to Take a Perfect Foodstagram That Get More Likes

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 | 2 comments

Why do you take pictures of your food?

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If you ask me I take pictures of my food to appreciate,  to remember, to document my recipes and build community around it.  A community or a small group of people who will want to eat what I eat and cook what I cook.  

Although food photos can influence a person’s appetite or food preferences, aesthetic still plays a major role here, like how well-lit the food is, if it is shot in a nice angle or perspective and if the color and presentation of the food is appetizing enough to stop and behold, sometimes drool, and have this feeling to grab it from the screen and put it directly in your mouth. ๐Ÿ˜€  

This year, I’m slowly transitioning from dslr and mirrorless camera to mobile cameras, since mobile cameras improve a great deal the fast few years and the fact that I can bring it anywhere and fits my pocket perfectly, it’s becoming my camera of choice. ๐Ÿ™‚

In this post I will share with you my top 3 tips on how to take the perfect foodstagram or Instagram photos using your phone that will help get more likes and love from your followers.  

3 Tips on How to Take the Perfect Foodstagram that Gets More Likes

 

1.  Perspective and Angle

Capturing your food from your own angle and perspective tells something about you.  It’s like you tell your followers, this is my eye view.  ๐Ÿ™‚ 

There are many ways to photograph your food, and capturing it from an interesting angle or perspective will give your photos more distinctive characteristics.

Rather than always taking the shot from standing height, why not try capturing your subject from high up or low down? Or how about moving closer, moving further away, or taking a few steps to one side?

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2.  Use props

I love to use props in my photography, they add a fun and creative element to my photos and you can use them in so many ways.  At a least, props can make your photos richer and more interesting. Sometimes props do more, they encourage conversations with your followers.  Try using props in your food photos to stimulate many creative ideas.  

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3.  Get up-close and personal.

By getting up close and personal with your food photos you can show your audience details.  It’s like you are inviting them to see and experience it first hand.
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When I posted these dishes on Instagram, I got to experience them again while I tell my story a hashtag.  It’s not just about sharing a beautiful image. But seeing others be interested and inspired by simplicity of food and having them ask about recipes meant a lot to me. 

But above all, I want to make a strong point that the foundation of good food photos is the light.  I took all those photos in this post outside or beside a big window, nothing beats a good lighting.

With the rise of camera photography and the beauty of its functionality,  I appreciate its larger sensors with larger pixels, wider apertures, dual lens systems.  I’m ditching my mirrorless and dslr cameras and switching to OPPO F3 #SelfieExpert smartphone.  It has the kind of superior specs which once could only be found on high-end digital cameras plus the fact that you can easily carry it anywhere for hunting best lighting for your food photos. 

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I’m using an OPPO A37 and I’m planning of upgrading it to OPPO F3.  I love the fact that F3 has an upgraded touch access, fast, accurate, responsive, meaning I can snap my food photos fast.  

The F3 uses an advanced solid-state fingerprint reader, so that a slight touch can unlock the device.  Equipped with a hydrophobic membrane that uses the same principle as a naturally water-resistant lotus leaf, the fingerprint reader has an enhanced success rate even when a user’s fingers are moist.  Specially if you do both taking photos and food styling sometimes you get your hands oily or wet because you have to add every single element in the food to make it beautiful.  Knowing that it F3 has a fast touch access would help me take the most creative and drool-worthy food pictures in a snap. :)|

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And since I’m transitioning from my DSLR camera to smart phone, I love the fact that F3 has an Expert Mode where I can manually adjust parameters like focus, white balance, ISO and more.  

I’m definitely getting an OPPO F3 soon.  Taking food photos feels good, it smells good, it looks goodโ€ฆ and it gets a lot of likes.

I hope you enjoy my blog post for today, for more tips on how to take good food photos please stay tuned! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

 

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Food Review: Mendokoro Ramenba The Best Japanese Ramen Place

Food Review: Mendokoro Ramenba The Best Japanese Ramen Place

Posted by on May 30, 2017 | 6 comments

Are you a family of ramen fan like us?

On mother’s day the husband brought the kids and I at Mendokoro Ramenba in Makati.  He said the restaurant is inspired by the authentic ramen houses in Japan, just like what we see in travel shows and magazines and their ramen is outstanding!  Since we are a family of ramen-eating monsters we should all try it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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We went there for lunch, the restaurant opens at exactly 11:30am and we arrived there at around 11:45am on a Saturday.  They can only sit 21 customers at a time and when we arrived there were already 21 people seated and around 12 to 18 waiting for their turn.

We line up at the cashier station to place our order, we pay, and receive our order slip and guest number.  We waited around 45 minutes to be seated.  Well… good food takes a lot of time to make and if you are really serious to try it, you’ve gotta wait. ๐Ÿ™‚

Did you know that there’s only 10 items in their menu?  I read that Japanese food culture encourages specialization. In Japan, the  less items in the menu the restaurant offers the better: it means the chef and his staff have dedicated themselves to making a few dishes really, really well. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are some of the food we tried:

Aji Tamago (P90) This is a Japanese Marinated Soft Boiled Egg. This Japanese egg will complete your ramen experience.

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Shoyu Tonkotsu Ramen (P410) Its broth is thick and milky white from pork marrow bones that have been simmered for long hours.

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Tutti Frutti Ice Cream on Sticks Recipe

Tutti Frutti Ice Cream on Sticks Recipe

Posted by on May 17, 2017 | 4 comments

Fruity Ice Cream on Sticks

Surprise, surprise!  I have a new ice-cold recipe for everyone!

This one is super easy to make and fun too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I made it in the morning yesterday and before noon all that’s left are the popsicle sticks that I need to wash. ๐Ÿ™‚

These sticks are special, I bought them at True Value in Trinoma for P245/ 2 pieces.  I like it because it’s easy to hold and doesn’t need you to finish everything and it’s not messy too, nothing will fall out.  This one is best for kids. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Basically, this recipe involves 2 ingredients only, fruit cocktail and whipped cream.

To make a whipped cream I used 1 pack of Alaska all-purpose cream, 2 tablespoons sugar and vanilla, extract if you like.   Whisk just until the cream reaches stiff peaks but make sure your cream is completely chilled before you whisk it in a mixer full speed for 4-6 minutes. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s the full recipe in the video!

Stay tuned for new videos every Wednesday!  ๐Ÿ™‚  Thank you for watching! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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