Instagram Food Photography

Instagram Food Photography 101 with @dumplingmumplings

Young food stylist and photographer Winnie Lee shares how you can take photos that do your food justice.

Do you enjoy binge-scrolling on Instagram to check out the latest #foodporn feeds? Have you thought about how you can perfect your own shots as well? Young food stylist and photographer Winnie Lee (@dumplingmumplings) can help you with that.

 

The 19-year-old is known for her knack in turning the simplest of ingredients into a visual delight on Instagram. As a vegetarian, the Ngee Ann Polytechnic student found her food choices on campus rather limited. Hence, she often packs her own lunches and shares photos of her beautiful creations on Instagram.

Instagram Food Photography
Instagram Food Photography

Since she started posting regularly in 2016, she’s attracted more than 3,300 followers on Instagram. Her shots also courted the attention of food delivery firm Deliveroo and widely-followed food blogger @tumblinbumblincrumblincookie, which has since led to several collaborations.

Watch this clip to find out more about Winnie’s hacks, including how she gets her signature ‘pouring shot’.

Photography FAQ

What is aperture?

Aperture refers to the lens diaphragm opening inside a photographic lens. The aperture stop of a photographic lens can be adjusted to control the amount of light that reaches the film or image sensor.

What is ISO?

ISO measures the sensitivity of the image sensor. The higher the ISO, the more sensitive the camera is to light whereas a lower ISO decreases the camera’s light sensitivity. The ISO setting can also affect image quality. A higher ISO would result in grainier images and vice versa.

What is shutter speed?

The shutter speed is the length of time the camera sensor is exposed to light. A faster shutter speed can be used to capture moving objects. On the other hand, a slower shutter speed is ideal for capturing ‘motion blur’ images.


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