It’s hard to know what the holidays were like before the existence of Instagram. Now, every time you go on the app, there are hordes of photos showcasing all the awesome and gorgeous seasonal fun happening at all times. It can be hard to keep up, especially when you’re still trying to figure out how to take better Instagram photos of your Thanksgiving dinner without making your meal look completely unappetizing (even if it so is.)
Without knowing how to set up your phone or which filters to pick, getting Thanksgiving food to look delicious and double tap-worthy can be a minefield. Mashed potatoes can either look so good you want to stick your face in them or like a sad pile of goop. Turkey can look glistening and mouthwatering, or like sad, gray meat. And the list goes on. It’s a meal that contains ingredients that don’t make for the easiest food photography in the world, which makes it insanely important to know the best tips on how to shoot before the big night. Yes, getting that ideal shot of your feast certainly isn’t easy, but once the likes come streaming in, it’ll all have been oh-so-worth-it. Up your Insta game this Thanksgiving with just a few tricks from a professional photographer that’ll make everyone jealous they’re not eating at your house for the evening.