Using Instagram Filters in Food Photography
It is common for users of Instagram to take pictures of their food and upload them to the photo-sharing site. And before even uploading them to the site, they take time in choosing the filter to use. If you do not wish to take a painstaking amount of time choosing which filter to use just so your picture can make you gain more followers in Instagram, here is a guide to choosing the right filter for your food picture.
If your photo was taken in a restaurant that is not well-lit, the Amaro filter may be a nice filter to begin with. It gives the image an old look, so if your image is darker, the impact this filter has is more intense.
Another filter, the Rise filter, softens images, so should you happen to have a close shot of a steak piece wherein the steak does not actually look nice, you should use it. This particular kind of filter may help in making the image a bit stronger.
The Hudson filter is another filter you can use to take pictures that allow you to get more followers in Instagram. Use it if the restaurant lighting happens to be awesome and you wish to tone down the warmth your image has.
If you are outside, particularly on the patio, and the weather happens to be great, use the Valencia filter. This particular filter gives your images a look of being faded, just like what you expect from old cameras.
The X-Pro filter works well with strong colors, so avoid using this when taking an image of food having one or two colors only. Instead, use this on dishes like salad. Keep in mind that the said filter gives the image an artsy feel and works well on images taken indoors and outdoors.
If you are the type that modifies food a lot, then you can consider using the Sierra filter. If you are not using overhead photography, however, be careful with the said filter, as it washes out images not having so much contrast. This is a great filter to use with the ‘Lux’ on. Lux is the function which makes pictures more vibrant.
With the way this filter is named, the Toaster filter adds a burnt characteristic to the picture, so make use of it if lighting is great and you wish to just focus on that plate filled with food.
The three filters named Inkwell, Willow, and Brannan only need to be used if shadows are involved in the picture. Should you happen to be at the restaurant on a great afternoon, then the said filters are nice for use in pictures you take there. Also, consider the use of the Inkwell and Willow filters on your images if you want a moody interior shot.
These are the tips in using Instagram filters for food photography. Keep them in mind so images you uploaded can make you get more followers in Instagram.
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