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If you enjoy eating out and trying new restaurants, you'll find a lot of interesting information in this blog. My name is Patsy Rogers and my husband and I love going to different restaurants and eating a variety of foods. Every Saturday we eat at a different restaurant and many times we travel several miles to try a new place. We do a lot of research to find the best eating establishments and then we make plans to visit that location. In this blog, you'll learn how to find the best restaurants in your area, how to make smart menu selections and the proper etiquette for eating out. You'll also learn about the many different kinds of cuisine from around the world. I hope that you enjoy reading all about restaurants and that this blog helps to enhance your dining experience.

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Tips For Taking Tantalizing Food Photos At A Restaurant

by Andy Hill

In today's digital age, taking photos of your food and uploading them to social media is a common occurrence. If you've often enjoyed looking at the food snapshots of your online friends, and you've decided that you want to start taking these photos during your next restaurant visit, it's more than just grabbing your smartphone and clicking away. Taking mouthwatering photos of your food that stand out requires a careful approach beyond the standard tip of making sure that the photo is in focus. Here are some simple tips that can make your snapshots the talk of social media.

Isolate The Food

In the best foot photos, the food is the star — and people aren't distracted by your hand, purse or some cutlery in the background. Do what you can to move items around the restaurant table so that the background is clear. If you're shooting from directly above, for example, position your smartphone camera so that the plate (and nothing beyond it) fills the frame.

Skip The Flash

Shooting photos with the flash on your smartphone can often be helpful, but flash photography doesn't generally work well with food shots — and it can be more than a little disruptive to the other patrons in the restaurant. Use of the flash will wash out the food that you're shooting. Natural light is ideal, so see if you can be seated at the restaurant's outdoor patio if you plan to take foot photos. If there's no patio, a seat next to a window can provide enough light to allow you to shoot the photo without using your flash.

Try Different Angles

Photos of food shot from directly above are common on social media, but this isn't the only way to take shots. Often, overhead angles can limit the impact of the image; for example, if you have a mouthwatering old-school milkshake, a bird's-eye view will only show the whipped cream, cherry and circular shape of the glass. Try shooting from a variety of different angles, regardless of the type of food you're photographing.

Try Some Macro Shots

Smartphone cameras have impressive capabilities, which will allow you to take macro-style (extreme close-up) photos of your food. While framing the shot to capture the entire food item can certainly work, seek to change things up by holding your smartphone extremely close to your meal, allowing the camera to focus, and then snapping a shot. Close-up angles work wonderfully for capturing the finer details of food, such as the gooey cheese dripping out of a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich.