04/09/2014 01:23 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

3 Tips for Better Food Photography

I love it so much when you are in your kitchen cooking, making a mess, and are so proud of your creations that you want to snap some pics and share them across the land (i.e., Instagram and Facebook) and collect likes and positive feedback. I am the last person to tell you that you're doing it wrong. There is no wrong when it comes to making love in the kitchen. But it does hurt my heart when I see your beautiful creations be represented by what looks like a pot of dog diarrhea.

It's your photos, I'm afraid, that are making your creations look shitty. Literally. But no more, my fair kitchen god/dess. You don't need to be a professional photographer (or have professional equipment) to make that love in the kitchen look like magic in a photo.

Catherine Farquharson is the documentographer of my life. So I was over-the-moon thrilled when she agreed to join me in the kitchen for a super fun segment all about food photography.

Today on MeghanTV, Catherine lends us her amazing expertise and simple tips to help all of us be better food photographers, whether for personal use, your Instagram feed, your blog or your business. Make it pretty!

For more photo inspiration from Catherine, check her out here!

What are your best food photo tips?

Share your wisdom below and we'd love to see your work, too! Post your pics to Instagram and tag #MeghanTV. We're watching for you!