Top tips to master the art of food porn

Want to know how to make your food images look absolutely drool-worthy? These top tips will make your photos the envy of all your friends (and followers).

Food blogger Bob Wong from jugernauts.com reveals his tops tips for mastering the art of food pornography.

#1 Make sure you have enough light

When eating out, especially during the daytime, try and score yourself a window seat. Shooting images in natural daylight always makes your food snaps look much better. Food looks fresher and colours become more vivid. That brunch snap you just posted instantly became way more appetising! 

Credit: Bob from jugernauts.com

In ultra dark venues a tablet or phone with a white screen can be used to illuminate the food. Otherwise you could use a camera like Sony’s a7S mirrorless model, which has terrific low light performance, so there’s no need for backup light. 

Credit: Belly Bao BBC Fried Chicken by Bob from jugernauts.com

#2 Capturing the best side

Just like you have a best side, so does that deliciously stacked burger you’re about to feast on. Turn the plate and snap away.

Credit: Death by Donut Burger from Milk Bar by Cafe Ish by Bob from jugernauts.com

#3 Time for resolution

When taking snaps of your favourite dishes, you want to strike the right balance between those mouth-watering close-ups and a full view of the feast in front of you. Shooting with a high resolution camera can really make a difference.

Credit: La Maison De L'Eclair by Bob from jugernauts.com

#4 Formatting

With Instagram now introducing landscape and portrait options, consider your formatting. Try shooting in portrait to allow more generous room for those food and cocktail pics to shine. Sony’s mirrorless alpha range of cameras is also Wi-fi enabled, letting you easily transfer images to your phone so you can instantly upload to your social networks and share with your friends and followers.

Credit: Image by Bob from jugernauts.com

#5 Everything is relative

Use common objects, like a fork or hand model to convey the scale of your food, especially a big delicious bowl of ramen.

Credit: Hakata-Maru Ramen by Bob from jugernauts.com

Bob currently uses the Sony a7 mirrorless model to shoot his foodie pics. 

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