Ever find that food looks like it tastes so much better when hipsters are eating it? Or, at least when they’re posting pictures of it on Instagram.
Well, envy no further. This list of hipsterized meals and snacks will perfectly break down the strange phenomenon of making your food look more delicious and, let’s face it, cool, by taking photos of it. The right way.
1. Ice cream cones
The ice cream cone culture is real. For optimized hipster-ness, hold up your ice cream cone or Popsicle with your arm extended, facing a wall (or any hipster background of your choice) of a color that complements the color of your frozen treat. Center alignment is usually the best choice. Make sure to add a nice filter to it to put the cherry on top, if you will.
With beverages, less is always more. With the right touches, you could make a juice box look like a hipster dream. To get the most out of a beverage pic, go for a more vintage feel. Or, if you’re enjoying a rather visually appealing drink like a cappuccino or extreme milkshake,
It might just be food, but it’s also food photography. If you want to be a food hipster, your food must become art; an opportunity for you to show how artsy you are in all walks of life. Align the food items in your plate in a symmetrical way, try aligning your silverware in a flattering way, and implement the rule of thirds. Don’t know what that is? Here ya go.
4. Imperfection is key
Life is messy. So is food. That’s the beauty of hipster foodies. A messy, natural and realistic photo of food seems to always look more appetizing. Just slap a filter on it and call it good.
All photos were taken from Instagram.