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How to take Instagram-Worthy Food Photos

Lighting

  1. When shooting food, make sure you have a good light source. Use natural light whenever possible.
  2. Natural light is best when it’s soft and diffused. Cloudy days are great. Or shoot by a window that isn’t lit directly by the sun.
  3. Try to avoid harsh shadows. Soft shadows are much more flattering.

Composition

  1. Keep backgrounds uncluttered and neutral so the focus remains on the food.
  2. Prop with elements that complement, not compete. A great overall rule of thumb? Keep it simple.
  3. Arrange the food in a pleasing way. Orderly and artful, but not perfect.
  4. Find the most appetizing angle for your shot: Position the camera above, below, directly on the side, and diagonally. (When in doubt, food always looks appealing when shot from above.)
  5. Or try a delicious close-up. Avoid the manual zoom and bring the camera closer to the food to sharpen your focus.

Shooting Food With A Smartphone?

  1. Try portrait mode or selective focus. It automatically blurs the background of your shot, helping to bring out every delicious detail in the foreground.
  2. If your food is steaming or bubbling, go for a Boomerang!
  3. After you get your shot, adjust the crop and check the color. Add a filter to alter the light and color saturation until you decide what works best.
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Kara and Nate Buchanan | RVers
Kara and Nate Buchanan

RVers

Kara and Nate Buchanan

Kara and Nate have made their dream of long-term travel a reality. Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, they've been traveling the world full-time since 2016 and documenting their adventures on their YouTube channel. In December of 2019, they achieved their goal of visiting 100 countries but they aren't done yet!

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Class C Motorhomes

Maine

Maine

Along the Coast of Maine
Along the Coast of Maine
Along the Coast of Maine
Along the Coast of Maine
Along the Coast of Maine
Along the Coast of Maine
Along the Coast of Maine
Along the Coast of Maine
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Class C Motorhome
Class C Motorhome Cockpit and Bunk

Cockpit and Bunk

Class Cs use the cabin space above the cockpit as a loft bed.

Class C Motorhome Private Bedroom

Private bedroom

Class Cs are large enough to include a separate bedroom with a king or queen size bed, closet space, and additional storage.

class c bathroom

Full Bathroom

This type of RV is equipped with a full size dry bath with a toilet, sink, and shower or bath.

Class C Motorhome Living Area

Living area

The living area can be made larger with slide-outs for a roomy living, dining and kitchen area.

Motorhome

Class C Motorhomes

Built on an automotive van frame with a wider body section attached to the original cab, class C motorhomes are easily recognizable by the over-the-cab portion that is often an optional sleeping area.

  • Sleeps up to 8 people
  • Can tow another vehicle for side trips
  • Loft for extra sleeping space
  • Full-sized kitchen and bathroom
  • Storage