Our food stylist Amy Fullwood on how to #InstaWin

Get the most out of your Instagram profile by taking the perfect pictures

  • When using a phone, go natural and steer clear of the flash, which gives food an unwanted orange glow.
  • An egg yolk bursting, melted chocolate dripping, – certain moments are sure to be fan favourites.
  • Stick with a small number of filters – this will give your page a distinct, consistent style. I like Clarendon, Gingham and Lark.
  • Avoid any filters that make food appear unnatural. Grey meat and fluorescent-orange prawns are not good looks.
  • I’ve recently started to use the VSCO editing app. It both sharpens images and helps provide more detail and texture.
  • Dare to be different with your hashtags, but don’t discount the old favourites – there’s a reason there are almost 60 million #breakfast posts.

For a full guide to shooting your food famous, with tips from both Amy and Sukaina Rajabali, click here.


Wow do we have a competition* for you. Up for grabs, the chance for your recipe to feature in a future issue, Dhs 500 to spend in store, plus an invite to one of our photo shoots. To enter, cook a dish from our July issue, take a pretty picture and post it on social media using #SpinneysSnaps.

*Ends 31 July 2017