How to take good food photos on Instagram and earn money from them

How to take good food photos on Instagram and earn money from them

We love capturing beautiful things and sharing a piece of our life – especially food – with the world through Instagram. We know, we are not the only one. When your food arrive on the table, what do you do? A) Eat it B) Take numerous photos of it in different angles until you get the perfect shot for your IG? If you fall into the latter, well, we have some tips for you on how to enhance your photos and make money from it.

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How to get your photos discovered
One easy way is through hashtags. It is not necessary to have too many hashtags, according to Tracy; some relevant hashtags is enough to have your photos discovered, #cupsinframe and #onthetable being some of them.

Props for your food styling
Make your food looks more interesting with some props. You can use flowers, napkins of magazines. Other cool props includes a watch and a camera. If you’re good at drawing, you can make your pictures more interesting with sketching something on a sketchpad. Pencil and paper does the trick too.

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How to get your photos discovered
One easy way is through hashtags. It is not necessary to have too many hashtags, according to Tracy; some relevant hashtags is enough to have your photos discovered, #cupsinframe and #onthetable being some of them.

How to earn money from your photos
You could submit your photos through apps and earn some cash. Tracy recommends Twenty20 and Foap, as she had sold her photos successfully at a good price. If you intend to sell your photos at Twenty20, do make your profile more specific and targeted to a niche. To boost your picture in the marketplace, try to get selected for Signature Collection. In Foap, on the other hand, user rate your photos from a scale of 1 to 5 stars. The higher your rating, the better your chances of getting your photos sold.

The Instagramers Tipbook ToFoodPhotography.docx

Now follow us on @JewelPie, snap some photos and share with us!

photo credit: Tracy Wong


The Instagramers Tipbook ToFoodPhotography.docxThe Instagramer’s Tipbook for Food Photography  is a short and concise booklet written for budding food photographers and food enthusiasts who want to know the secrets of taking good pictures on their mobile phones. You will get tips on photo editing, insights into what you need to do to increase the success rate of your photos being ‘liked’ and how you earn from your photos.

It is written by Tracey Wong is an avid food photographer and café hopper. Besides these, she is a freelance creative working across multiple fields. She has been active in Instagram and has been documenting food and coffee across Malaysia for the past two years. You can follow her at @treycwong

 

 

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