1. DO YOUR RESEARCH: When it comes to taking the perfect foodie photo, try and do your research and scope out the restaurant in advance. 2. CHOOSE A TOP TABLE: A restaurant’s table top often features in Instagram food photos, so be sure to consider this when showing off your meal. 3. LIGHTING HACKS: These days you will be hard-pressed to find a restaurant or brunch place that doesn’t have spotlight lighting. 4. MENU CHOICES: When choosing the food to photograph, think about what the dish is going to look like. 5. SIZE ISN’T EVERYTHING: When you are a capturing a flat-lay image of several food dishes on a table, choose smaller starter plates over large dishes. 6. IT’S ALL IN THE TIMING: If you’re shooting coffee in an image, be sure to order it so that it arrives at the same time as your food rather than before. 7. LANDSCAPE OR PORTRAIT? It’s best to post vertical photos on Instagram rather than square ones. 8. RULE OF THIRDS: When putting together a picture, follow the grid lines of the ‘Rule of Thirds’. 9. SHOOTING SINGLE DISHES: If you are shooting one dish on a table do not be afraid to get up close and personal, shooting it from overhead so that the plate stands out. 10. EDIT YOUR IMAGES: Use camera apps or Instagram filters to edit your images before uploading them.