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Beat the Barbecue Blues: Pro Food Stylist Tips on Photographing Your Grilled Goods

Bye-bye barbecue blues - AKA that moment when you cut into the meat and you know how good it’ll be, but through your phone camera it just looks a bit… dull. Capturing the memories of a barbecue can be tricky, especially when the unflattering burnt parts are usually the most delicious!

Get your grilled goods looking photo-ready with our season finale of Plate to Post, hosted by the incredible professional food stylist and photographer Nick Torres! For the last 16 years, Nick has been crushing the Food & Beverage industry with his cooking, recipe development, and food photography prowess. When it comes to photographing a barbecue, we wouldn’t have it any other way for our last episode!

As witnessed in his work for Tastemade, Jenni’s Ice Cream, Cravings, and Buzzfeed’s Tasty, Nick knows all the ins and outs of styling steaks, wings, and beers for the camera. His focus lies in capturing the atmosphere of social barbecue events in every pic he snaps, and uses storytelling to show the love for the dish without needing a taste first. Get fired up for episode five of Plate to Post NOW, and don’t forget to use #MyJikoni when you post your food photos so we can see your sensational sizzling creations!

What tips and tricks do you have for leveling up your food photography game? Share them with us on our socials, and tag us with #MyJikoni to join our growing community of recipe creators!


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