How To Take Great Food Photos On Your Phone
Don’t let your guests’ food go cold. Have a separate photo shoot - don’t try and take the perfect shot with people waiting to eat
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Get inspiration from other food photographers - use Pinterest and Instagram to save your ideas
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Choose an attractive backdrop and surface. See what you have at home - hessian, tablecloths, old wooden tables or buy backdrops from Amazon or Etsy
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Use natural lighting from a window and avoid overhead lighting. Take photos in front of different windows in your house to find the best spot
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Consider using the rule of thirds or creating a symmetrical composition to create an aesthetically pleasing photo
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Use props such as cutlery, napkins and spilt food to add interest
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Think about the angle you take the photo from. Overhead may be better for a flat dish but side on for tall food like a stack of pancakes
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Take lots of photos from different angles in both portrait and landscape mode
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Use a free editing app like Snapseed, Lightroom or VSCO to edit your photos.
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Download my free guide to food photography for B&B owners for my hints and tips
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