Top down or eye level?
'Top down. For the iPhone, it has some limitations in terms of light capabilities, depth of field and lens distortion so I shoot all these from the top down. It’s also more graphic so I can use the rim of a plate or a bowl to focus attention on the food.' – @davehagerman
Human element or without?
‘My photos have a lot of human element. Not only in showing hands; things like napkins, keys, newspaper, all of that highlight human elements. People can resonate with it, and it’s more raw and natural.’ – @trishates, food stylist
With human element
Without human element
Negative space or cluttered?
‘Depending on the mood I’m in. Cluttered, but with sufficient space.’ – @sherreenl
1. @trishates: 'Don’t use generic hashtags as your airtime will be limited. Try participative hashtags. My favourites are #wwllt (what work looks like today) or #fromwhereistand.'
2. @davehagerman: 'For me, I work fast. If the shot doesn’t come together quickly, it will likely not get posted. Tuck in when the food is still hot.'
3. @sherreenl: 'Try to sit by a window for more natural light, and go earlier in the morning or later in the evening when sunlight is at an angle.'