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9 Ways to Take Better Food Photos on Instagram

Change Up the Shape

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“Change up the shape. Cutting techniques, like using a vegetable spiralizer, can transform carrots, cucumbers, zucchinis, and beets into a beautiful and interesting bowl of ‘noodles.’” –Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley, @hemsleyhemsley

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Use Color Strategically

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“To make hues look extra vibrant, place contrasting or complementary shades next to each other.” –Alexis Kornblum, @lexiscleankitchen

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Arrange Ingredients Artfully

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“When you separate out ingredients by color (rather than tossing them all together) and place the most eye-catching ones on top, you make a simple bowl of veggies much prettier.” –Alyssa Brantley, @everydaymaven

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Focus on Plates and Backgrounds

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“We get plates from all sorts of places, like garage sales, vintage shops, and gifts from friends.” –Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley, @hemsleyhemsley

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Add Texture with Props

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“With a super simple recipe, I add texture with burlap bags, unique plates, and wooden utensils.” –Alexis Kornblum, @lexiscleankitchen

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Use Small Plates

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“Normal portions look lonely on giant dinner plates, and a full, small plate looks much more appealing.” –Kathryne Taylor, @cookieandkate

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Take Shots Along the Way

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“Take shots along the way—one of the raw ingredients laid out, then the prep stage, and then the beautiful finished dish.” –Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley, @hemsleyhemsley

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Play with Angles

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“When using Instagram, zoom in close to really capture the food, and play with different angles, like shooting from above or from the side.” –Alexis Kornblum, @lexiscleankitchen

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