Walt Disney World is home to 135 restaurants, 70 of which are full-service, that offer some of the best variety of anywhere in the world. It’s not just burgers and nuggets! Guests can try everything from Texas BBQ to the finest of French cuisine.

Experiencing new food is a big draw for many people and is one of the joys of traveling to different locales. Capturing your food journey on camera can provide some great memories, but many pictures often end up looking messy or unappealing.

Here are some tips for taking the best food pictures possible at Walt Disney World.

5. Zoom out and vary the angle.

Avoid making viewers feel like the plate is being shoved in their faces by zooming out so the food doesn’t take up the whole picture. Using a human element like a hand or a whole body with the food helps add interest and scale of the food. This is especially helpful when showing how big that turkey leg really is!

Photographing food with things like utensils shows scale and adds interest.

Photographing food with things like utensils shows scale and adds interest.

4. Don’t be afraid of messy mouths.

Although I’ve never been a fan of dirty baby faces with food all over the place, some of the best pictures might have some melted chocolate on your kid’s face from the wonderful Mickey Ice Cream Bar they just enjoyed.

3. Avoid mid-chew pictures.

Capturing someone mid-chew is never flattering to anyone. Instead, snap the shot just before or just after the first bite, and be sure to catch them with a smile!

2. Snap the picture at the beginning of the meal.

Going along with the above suggestion, try snapping the picture just before the first bite to preserve the look of the food or just after the first bite if your goal is to show how much you’re enjoying the tasty treat. Waiting until the end of the meal doesn’t show the beauty of the food, and a dirty plate isn’t appetizing.

Photographing food before taking a bite keeps the food looking appetizing.

Photographing food before taking a bite keeps the food looking appetizing.

1. Use natural light.

Lighting is key to making the food look as good as possible. Avoid using the camera’s flash. Natural backlight is the best kind, and fortunately, the Florida sun provides plenty of that! Try to position the person in such a way that they are not staring into the sun but also so the backlight isn’t so bright that their face is dark. Regarding the food: natural light provides the truest color while front lighting, like a camera’s flash, or artificial light can wash out the food making it look not as appetizing.

Do you enjoy photographing your food at Disney World?
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