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6 helpful photo tips from Nigerian food blogger Atim Ukoh

Food blogger and influencer Atim Ukoh is on a mission to educate others about Nigerian food. Through delicious recipes and beautiful food photos on her blog, Afrolems, she inspires people all over the world to cook flavorful African dishes.

 

We were lucky enough to have her join us for Connect Live Abuja, where she gave some of her best tips for taking amazing food photos. Now, we’d like to share them with all of you, too.

 

1. Wipe your lens

This will keep dust and smudging from ruining your photos.

 

2. Highlight shapes and imperfections in food

Don’t be afraid to take a bite or leave some crumbsit adds personality!

 

Atim-Ukoh-002.jpgCaption: A close-up photo of plantain scotch eggs. (Courtesy of Atim Ukoh)

3. Grab a seat by the window

This will help you take advantage of the natural light shining into a restaurant.

 

4. Look for color

Some of the best food photo shots show pops of color on a neutral background.

 

Atim-Ukoh-006.jpgCaption: A close-up photo of a prawn on top of an egusi bisque in a white bowl. (Courtesy of Atim Ukoh)

5. Try a variety of angles before sharing your best shots

Take a few close-up shots from different angles. Then, Atim recommends taking a step back to capture more details, like table settings, seating, and the atmosphere.

 

6. Tell a story

Whether it’s a mood you’d like to convey, an emotion you hope to trigger, or a detail you want to highlight, you can send a message with your food photography. Capture the atmosphere to show what it’s like to experience that dish at that restaurant. Focus in on the color of a fluffy cupcake to conjure memories of childhood. Transport others to a cold autumn day with a beautiful bowl of soup. Don’t just take a photo—tell a story. 

 

Have you shared any amazing food photos on Google Maps lately? Link to them in the comments below. Then, tell us what story you hope it tells.

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lintasnusa Level 1
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Bls: 6 helpful photo tips from Nigerian food blogger Atim Ukoh

wow, great photos. any suggestion about lighting? its better do food photography indoor with decent light or just do it outdoor? thanks

LucioV Level 10
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MdAtikuzzamanLimon Level 8
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Re: 6 helpful photo tips from Nigerian food blogger Atim Ukoh

@lintasnusa Article regarding Nigerian Food Photography Tips is excellent! I hope it will also attract other food bloggers and foodist to capture wonderful photographs. Thanks again. @AriMar Thanks for share. 

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davidhyno Level 9
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Joseba_cm Level 3
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Re: 6 helpful photo tips from Nigerian food blogger Atim Ukoh

Muy bueno el texto,habrá que intentar seguir sus consejos para mejorar las fotos que solemos hacer con el móvil. Porque la verdad a veces solemos  hacer muchas fotos en vez de buscar la belleza y la estética.

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@AriMar

very beautiful photo and day when you are eating this food with your family and friends

MdEmranulHoque Level 10
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Re: 6 helpful photo tips from Nigerian food blogger Atim Ukoh

Wow! Nice helpful tips and awesome food photos @AriMar thanks for sharing with us.

MUSTO540 Level 4
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Ynt: 6 helpful photo tips from Nigerian food blogger Atim Ukoh

bu nedir ya

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Hello I am Arslan from Pakistan