If you don’t take a photo of your food before you eat it, did that meal even happen? It’s true, this generation is slightly obsessed with taking photos of their food, though there’s no denying how photogenic acai bowls are. I mean have you ever seen a photo of an acai bowl and thought, “nah, I don’t want one of those”. I don’t think so. Fresh exotic fruit slices, coconut chips, crunchy granola, and drizzled honey artistically arranged atop delicious deep purple acai. Who could say “no thanks” to that?! We love sharing the acai bowls and acai smoothies we’re enjoying with our following. By way of consuming countless bowls, I think it’s safe to say we know many of acai’s best angles. Our girl Ksenia at Breakfast Criminals is amazing at photographing her Tambor Acai creations, we’ve shared some of her images below for more inspo! Here are our pro tips on How To Take The Best Acai Bowl Photos. And good news is, you don’t actually have to be a professional photographer! More below…
1. Beautiful Ingredients
As any delicious recipe requires, start with beautiful ingredients. Acai is purple; deep, dark, naturally beautiful purple. To keep your acai bowl looking this way keep any added ‘filler’ fruits to a minimum. Fresh fruit is an easy way to enhance the heart eyes emoji factor of your acai bowl. Slice, dice, zig zag cut your fruit to keep things interesting. The possibilities of how you arrange your toppings is basically endless. Stripes, rainbow-like arches, full circles, or randomly sprinkled; there’s literally thousands of ways to make an acai bowl look delicious so get creative!
2. Keep It Simple
When considering the image as a whole, take into account the background and choice of dishware or glassware. A good looking acai bowl doesn’t need much to show off it’s best self. With all the fresh toppings and thoughtful arrangement, keep the focus on that minimize any distracting or messy details in your background. We like utilizing all kinds of ceramic bowls; solid colors, pop colors, printed bowls, wide bowls, tall bowls and even heart bowls. And don’t forget about coconut bowls or edible papaya boats!
3. Natural Light
There’s nothing more artificial feeling than a camera flash on food. Artificial light on real food is a no-go for us. Nail the perfect shot by utilizing the great outdoors or well lit area near a window. We’re big fans of utilizing our surroundings when photographing our acai; grab some palm fronds, hold your bowl over lush greenery, up against the ocean horizon (make sure the horizon is straight, please!), or a flat lay on the cafe table.
Whether you’re making homemade bowls and smoothies, or grabbing one at a cafe, we hope you’ll find these tips helpful for taking the best acai bowl photos. Tag us on your Tambor Acai photos through Instagram or Facebook; we’d love to feature your amazing creations!