In the world of tech savy-ness being the new “cool thing”, people love to use their camera phones to capture everything they do or see. Food is one aspect of that. As a rule, if you like what is served in front of you, then shoot it first, eat it later.
Equipped with one of the best phones in camera phone business, iPhone is a very useful tool for such people. They don’t have to carry around a bulky camera everywhere. Editing and sharing photos over social media networks is also a big advantage that iPhone has over point-and-shoot cameras.
We bring to you some tips and tricks on using your camera phone correctly to click great snaps of food.
- Make sure that there is enough natural light to take a good photo. You can place your food next to the window to catch this light while shooting during the day. At night, change your iPhone’s settings to shoot in dim light. Don’t use your iPhone flash.
- Shoot the food fresh out of the frying pan to capture the true texture and colour. Pay attention to the plate or on a table on which you are shooting, as that will form your background.
- Shoot from every possible angle. Get up over the food and shoot straight down on it. Include cutlery like fork and/or knife, the foot of a wine glass, a hint of a lit candle in the background to add character to the photo.
- When focusing with the iPhone camera, use the AE/AF Lock to avoid out-of-focus photos.
- Use an app that limits your depth of field to one part of the image only which will blur out everything around the subject, replicating a shot taken with a macro lens.
- Snapseed and ProCamera are two very helpful tools in iPhone which assist in taking some great food photos. Experiment with their settings to know more.
- Always, yes always edit your photos. Post processing them is very essential so that you can crop, colour correct, adjust white balance et al in the photo which will make the food look yummy.