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Feast for the Eyes: The Best Guide to Amazing Food Photography

Jul 29, 2021 · 3 minutes read

These days, our social media feeds are filled with photos of decadent food and drinks, and taking photos of your delicious, appetizing meals has become very common. In this article, we’ll share some tips and tricks for amazing food photography, and we’ll show you how you can create your own mouth watering food pics in just a few taps with the YouCam Perfect app. Whether you’re an amateur food photographer or you’ve taken a photo of every meal you’ve ever eaten, you’re sure to find some helpful tips and tricks in this article.

Best Tips for Taking Great Food Photos

Despite what social media influencers would have you believe, taking great food pics is not as easy as it seems. There are several things you need to keep in mind for beautiful and tempting food photos, which we’ll cover in this article. Before long, your feed will be the envy of all your friends, foodies, and non-foodies alike! Dive into our tips below to make sure your food pics look great each and every time, with some help from the YouCam Perfect app!

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Tip #1. Blur the Background

Amazing Blur Tool

Take note of the trendy “portrait” mode on your iPhone, and use the same technique when it comes to your food photography. If your photo subject is a bit cluttered, or you simply want to put more focus on your delicious photo subject, you can blur the background to draw the eye right to your meal. You can easily employ this strategy with the YouCam Perfect app, even after you’ve taken a photo.

To do so, upload the photo you’d like to edit. Then, navigate to “Tools” on the bottom of your screen. Once there, tap “Blur.” You can then adjust the area you’d like to keep unblurred. Once you’ve done so, use the slider on the bottom of your screen to adjust the level of blurriness higher or lower. You can even add a special effect to your blur using the circle, star, or heart icons. If your photo has a relatively neutral background, you might still consider blurring the background to take any unwanted attention away from the tablescape. Try it now!

Suggested Read: How to Blur a Photo in 5 Steps

Tip #2. Stick to Natural Light

Contrary to landscape or portrait photography, the best light for food photos is soft, natural daylight that lets the color of your food or drink shine through. When taking your photo it’s a good idea to avoid using your camera’s flash or any artificial light, as it might distort the image or create unintended shadows in your photo. The best photos are the ones where your food is the star, not the dramatic lighting. If you happen to take a photo that comes out too dark, make small, subtle adjustments to the lightning so as to not blow your subject out too much.

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