Opinion

Instagram Food Photos: The Do's and Don't's

Sure, there's fun to be had when shooting food pictures with your iPhone. But, sometimes, while flicking through our Instagram feed, we shudder in disappointment. Do Instagramers really think that a flash-flooded shot of corn chowder looks appetizing? Or that a blurry photo of empty wine glasses merits a "like"? It's just down-right offensive to the eyes (and the stomach).

We are the first to admit that we take our food pics a bit too seriously. But there aren't enough retro filters in this app to truly remedy a bad shot -- even when you add so many hashtags that it garners more than five comments.

To be a true pro of Instagram food pics, you must start with a good photo. Then you can play with as many filters as you'd like. (Valencia is our favorite.)

See also:

- Instagram Food Photo of the Week: Killer Penne by SoFLBrgOverload

- Instagram Food Photo of the Week: Cheesecake by leeandmaries

So, in the hopes of inspiring food picture betterment in Miami and beyond, we've compiled a list of Instagram do's and don't's that will solve all your future photo-sharing qualms. Please revisit frequently -- especially when it's time for your daily "what I had for dinner shot". Just think of all the happy followers!

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Emily Codik