If there’s one thing that millennials love more than good food is taking snapshots of good food. From learning the right angles to knowing how to strategize your shots, we speak to 10 Instagram partners and hear their experiences of living with a foodie.
“Usually when I help my girlfriend book at one of the cafes on Chope, I always remember to add a request for a window seat with ample lighting. If there’s anything I’ve learned, shadows are a flat-lay’s worst enemy.” – Jia Sheng L.
“Whatever you do, DO NOT USE FLASH.” – Amy T.
“Always know what angle you’re going for when it comes to taking photos of desserts because a melted bowl of ice cream is never appetising.” – Vanessa N.
“Always ask if the shot is good to go. Never assume that what you took is the right one!” – Mike O.
“When they say candid photo, they never mean candid photo. Take bursts because one is never enough.” – Louiza W.
“It will be a while before you even can taste anything, so patience is a must.” – Xin Yee T.
“Add props to your shots so that it looks more realistic. Some of the more popular day-to-day items to use are utensils, the restaurant’s menu booklet, flowers on the table, sunglasses, wallets, etc.” – AJ
“Ask for the most colourful dish on the menu, even if it’s a salad. Trust me, it’ll make your photos pop!” – Simon C.
“Never make the drink as a subject of the image – use it to accessorise!” – Ashley N.
“Diners from other tables or even the waiters will stare at us when we take a little longer with our shots but sometimes you just gotta ride through it… and then never go back to the cafe again.” – Nick H.
Are you one of these underappreciated Instagram Partners? It’s time for you to show off how you help your partner achieve drool-worthy photos by tagging your food photos on Instagram with the hashtag #ChopeBites.
Your photos deserve to be seen – come through and be a part of the largest food collage in Singapore revealing in mid-June!