Make your followers hungry with Insta-worthy food photos

My social media feeds runneth over with photos of the food everyone is making and ordering from their local restaurants during this time of hunkering down. It’s fun to see people challenging themselves and trying new things, When you’re photographing food, keep in mind the color wheel. You want a neutral background, but the color also needs to contrast with the food. My apricot almond tart is warm-toned (yellow-orange), so I went with a cool-toned (blue-gray) plate. Also, you need to have great light. My favorite, easy light source is a window. If the light is too harsh, you can soften it by putting up a piece of sheer white fabric over the window. Here is the process I followed to achieve scrumptious photos of my tart.