okay, so.... if you follow me on instagram, then you probably saw that i was asked to attend one of macy's asian pacific american heritage month + share a little bit about how i use IG + stories to document food! i was super excited to participate, + got started preparing my presentation, printed business cards, example photos, things to display on the table, etc! duuuuude, i was so pumped. but, when i got to macy's, the ladies in charge had no. idea. what i was talking about. long story short, there was a corporate miscommunication with the big guys in NYC + the people running the show here in chicago. i was crushed, to say the least. but, i was in the city --- i decided to pick myself up, make lemonade out of these really sour lemons that were tossed my way, + did a little bit of retail therapy. =) also, i decided i'm going to share 2 of my tips with you guys. okay, here we go!
one of my biggest talking points was to always photograph in natural light. some light setups can make food look really good, but they can be really expensive. taking a picture of your donuts near a window will bring out the colors of your rainbow sprinkles. =) all of my most liked photos of food on instagram were taken in natural light.
i also made a little list of my favorite editing tools that really help enhance my photos. vsco + pictapgo are my favorite apps to use on my phone, and i love lightroom with ABM + vsco presets. they add just a little extra color, enhancement, + depth to the photos, as well as allow you to create a cohesive brand + feed!
some of my other tips included posting at specific times, uploading pre-edited photos to instagram stories, and more!
i am pretty disappointed that it didn't workout in the end, but i'm happy i got the opportunity to prepare for this event + to share some of my tips with you guys. thanks for being so supportive + for following along. i'm thankful for you guys! also, let's remember to make an effort to turn all our sour lemons into lemonade. happy food photographing!