How To Make Your Food Photos Pop On Instagram


July 28, 2017 | BY Tien Chew

Popular Malaysian Instagrammer Squarepad adds movement to some of his photos to make them stand out, adding visual flair to his feed.

Mixed.jpg (original size)Photo: Courtesy of @squarepad

Once a week, Malaysia Tatler highlights an Instagram account whose pictures always seem to make us hungry, no matter the time of day.

After taking a look at Ryan Chew's Squarepad feed, we wouldn't blame you if you work up the urge to head over to one of the many modern cafés and popular restaurants this passionate foodie-photographer visits.

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His Instagram feed features a mix of clean and stylised flatlay, frontal, interior and portrait shots, yet some of his signature photos do a great job at capturing movement, freezing an ordinary moment in time to make it pop.

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 Squarepad's attractive photos manages to give viewers a glimpse of the food, feel and vibe of a place.

Because his photos and personal hashtag (#coffeemeetbojio) are very likeable, Chew occasionally throws photography workshops, teaching other foodies photography basics and photo editing skills.

Follow Squarepad here to see a greater variety of curated food shots, adding some regular lighthearted food-focused joy into your Instagram feed.

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