My biggest tip for you guys is to: Be intentional and look out for NATURAL moments to capture.
Does that make sense? Kinda?
Here’s what I mean. I try to bring my readers on a journey with me so that they can visually experience what I experienced in the moment. The best moments are the ones that happen organically and naturally.
Take a moment to observe what people are already doing. Are they laughing? Are they sad? Are they eating the best toast of their life?
For example, let’s use these series of photos from @SamovarTea. They’ve been a long time client of mine and I’m obsessed with their truffle avocado toast & masala chai… mMmm…
You could smell the masala chai brewing from down the block. They make it fresh every morning.
As soon as you walk in, a cup is being poured right into their Valencia mugs.
Warm. Soothing. Peaceful.
That’s what Samovar Tea is all about. It’s a place where you can unwind and enjoy a cup of tea- free of distractions.
It’s also a wonderful place to catch up with friends.
My personal preference though, is to come here solo and read a book.
Or if its a nice day out… park your bike right outside, sit on the bench and enjoy the day at Samovar Tea.
OK. Now see how that is “story telling”? Vs. just a picture of my avocado toast?
To recap: Try to naturally capture the ambiance and the place you are in- not just the subject or food by itself. Be aware of your surroundings.
Hope this helps! Don’t forget to tag me in your photos. I’d love to see what you guys come up with <3