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Food photo tips from a gluten-free Local Guide

Local Guide @DDuangnet helps guide gluten-free eaters to great restaurants through her contributions on Google Maps. In her reviews, she notes how restaurants handle food allergies and dietary restrictions to help others find places where they can safely eat.

 

Diana also takes wonderful photos of the dishes and drinks she tries. Whether it’s gluten-free pizza or an amazing cocktail, she wants others to know what they can expect from their order. She also tries to include photos of the menu that notes any gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan options.

 

Here are some of Diana’s best tips for taking excellent food photos.

 

Lighting

 

Fig Tree Cafe Pacific Beach.jpgCaption: A photo of a French toast sampler served at Fig Tree Cafe Pacific Beach in San Diego, California, United States. The dish includes one topped with raspberries, another topped with blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries, and the third topped with sliced bananas. (Local Guide Diana Duangnet)

“Have good lighting! Natural lighting is the best, but if that’s not available, find the best lit area of the restaurant,” Diana said. “Don’t use flash because it will create awful shadows. If I need more lighting, I have my friends use their phone flashlight and hold the light over the food.”  

 

Angles

 

DSC06590.JPGCaption: A photo of a burger topped with bacon, cheese, sauce, and more on a gluten free bun next to a pile of fries from Honest Burgers in London, United Kingdom. (Local Guide Diana Duangnet)

“Play with angles. I like to shoot from various sides at different depths and from above from different heights and choose the best photo from those,” Diana said.

 

Background

 

DSC06272.JPGCaption: A photo of a hand holding up a gluten-free crepe from The Crepe Cart in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. (Local Guide Diana Duangnet)

“I like to use the background to either focus on the food or use it to tell a ‘story’ and capture the overall feel of the place I’m dining at,” Diana said. “I either shoot with a neutral background, such as a wooden table, and make the food the highlight, or use the background to show the bigger picture, such as holding up a drink at a rooftop bar with the city in the background.”

 

What are your best tips for taking great food photos? Share them with us in the comments below and we may feature them in an upcoming article!

 

 

20 comments
sg6 Level 2
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Re: Food photo tips from a gluten-free Local Guide

that looks delicouse

Clair_ Level 5
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Re: Food photo tips from a gluten-free Local Guide

Everything looks yummy!

NirmalTeja Level 8
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Re: Food photo tips from a gluten-free Local Guide

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IMG-20181031-WA0016.jpgBiryani with friends

 Hello @AriMar useful tips two days back we ate Biryani with friends these are the shots in my phone.... Thank you for sharing useful tips with us...

 

chinna123456 Level 2
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Re: Food photo tips from a gluten-free Local Guide

very nice looking very delicious 

Anonymous
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sehr schöne foodfotos,klasse licht und schärfentiefe,sehr gute arbeit,respekt

lg ingo

Henry_A Level 8
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Re: Food photo tips from a gluten-free Local Guide

Look awesome

Foodie Lover, I`m The man behind the pan, love cooking and love to eat. MakanMasak
IvanHindrawan Level 4
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Re: Food photo tips from a gluten-free Local Guide

thanks for tips, later i try the tips

davidhyno Level 9
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Re: Food photo tips from a gluten-free Local Guide

Hi @AriMar!

 

I don't have a lot of pictures of dishes ... I usually start eating right away and only at the end reminds me that I should have taken a picture first!

This are my best (or at least I think so!) :

 

IMG_7127.JPGLondon : continental breakfastIMG_8976.jpgUtah: tipical hamburgher with friesIMG_1001.jpgItaly : this is a real pizza!IMG_9910.jpgPhotosession during Connect Live 2018

I know that I can still improve the quality of the shots, and for this I want to thank @crissibeth@Xtramoney and @Christina-NYC for best tips during Connect 2018!

 

Bon appetit,

David

Refath Level 8
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Re: Food photo tips from a gluten-free Local Guide

@AriMar Amazing foods..Thanks for sharing the valuable tips.