13 Tips To Take Better Food Photos With Your Smart Phone
So, here we go.
3. Lighting on a budget. We are all apprehensive when spending big bucks for a hobby. Until you are sure about investing in lighting accessories, you can use a poster board or foam core board as reflectors. Matt also suggested using desk lamp for indoor lighting. But no overhead lights please.
Just like DSLR, smart phone photos also do well with a tripod. If you do not have one of those cool gadgets, then use anything steady to keep your phone on. If you have a shaky hand like I do, you could also use your phone's headset to click the picture.
9. Make it work. When I started trying my hand at food photography, I was intimidated by the different styles of photography out there. I saw many photographs with white backgrounds and I would question myself whether I could pull off a photo like that. All my furniture are brown in colour. I hardly have any white surface at home. I tried getting a white board but ended up getting a black one from an old cupboard. Then I told myself, ‘you know what, let’s shoot on black or brown’. If you follow my Instagram feed, you would see that most of my photos are shot either on chairs in my living room or that black board. What I'am trying to say is, use what you have and make it work for you.
12. Let go.
13. Use social media for it's strengths.
With magazine like photos clogging up our news feed every minute of ever day, it is not surprising that a lot of us feel overwhelmed and pressured. Remind yourself to use social media for it's strengths. Use what you see as an inspiration rather than as a competition. Look at what others are doing well and try to incorporate those ideas in your work.
I have been pinning Food Photography ideas to my Pinterest board. Some of them link to very informational posts and some are just images that I really liked (they are all DSLR images though).