You ordered a dish, and before it even touches the table, you take your phone out, ready to take a photo of this magnificent meal that you have in front of you. It doesn’t really matter if it’s a meal in your local restaurant; or you’re a backpacker travelling to a distant destination, exploring food and restaurants and taking photos of it has become quite an ordinary thing to do. And luckily for us, food does not only taste great, but it looks amazing in photographs, as well. So, if you’re paying attention to your Instagram feed, take a look at the 5 most Instagrammable foods – meaning dishes that can look amazing in a photograph.
All Hail the Green King! Avocado is one of the foods that is extensively used nowadays, and it can make or break any photograph. It doesn’t really matter if you just cut it in half or make toasts out of mashed avocados that you will sculpt in roses or wonderful swirls, avocado is always there to take the girl home. According to the Daily Mail, the popularity of avocado in photographs resulted in it being a crucial part of any breakfast. So, the next time you don’t know how to decorate a certain meal, feel free to use avocado. And after all, it’s very healthy!
The tricky pizza
Pizza is probably the favorite meal of the majority of the global population. However, if we’re talking about instagrammable foods, pizza is a very tricky candidate. It can look quite ordinary in photographs, it can even break one, but on the other hand, some pizzas look magnificent. So, what’s the catch? The only pizza that you want to post online is a colourful one. So, anytime you order a pizza that’s slightly more complicated in taste and preparation, and that it has reds, greens and yellows equally, take your phone out and get ready. Make sure that you get good lighting for this one, as you want your followers to see all the hues this amazing meal has.
Eggs have always been underrated, and it’s not until last year that we discovered the true Instagram powers of this seemingly unimportant dish. However, if you want your eggs to be featured in your feed, you want a lot of yellow – as it’s the yolk that makes the photograph. You can cook it any way you want (just make sure you don’t overcook it), just poke it with a fork so you let that yolk out a bit and enjoy in the spectacular ornaments that liquid yolk makes (the best option are poached eggs). Since you want this yellow hue to become the star of your photograph, you need to include other colors in the photograph as well – such as red or green. That is why mixing egg yolk with salads or spread on top of a toast makes an excellent photo for your Instagram feed.
Go healthy for the sake of the picture
Let’s not forget the salads, as they always look super tasty and quite pleasant to the eye. It is said that green color is soothing, and this is why perhaps we simply love to see salad photos on our Instagram feed. The good thing about taking photos of salads is that you can never go wrong – there is not a right or bad angle, as this dish is perhaps one of the most interesting ones to take a photo of. You can zoom in so that all the ingredients are seen from up close or take a photo from high above to show all the colors your salad is wearing today. Make sure to use a lot of vegetables if you want to take a photo of a salad – don’t use only greens, as it will make your photograph quite poor. Introduce red peppers, cherry tomatoes, lemon or even an orange and nuts.
Desserts are something we always take a photo of, especially if they’re well-decorated, which is the key factor for a good photograph. It doesn’t really matter what it tastes like, if it looks good in real life, it will look amazing in photographs as well. As far as cakes are concerned, you don’t have to pay attention to the colors – even a cake with only creamy brown chocolate can look delicious. The dessert that is mostly featured on Instagram is a cupcake, and the reason is quite evident – decorating a cupcake is a form of art. But you can make art even with a cheesecake or a simple sweet potato cake. Mind the lighting, add a couple of interesting things in the background and there you go.
We love food – live, in picture, in a book, everywhere. And no matter how hungry we are, it’s always good to take a photo. Not only will you be encouraging others to try this dish that you love, but you can get ideas for decorating your buffer on the next party, which is always a great thing!