Do you take photos of food for your Instagram profile? If you do, you most likely do it with a smartphone. If you are into food photography (or just food), it’s good to know some tips and tricks how to make these food photos look their best.
In this video, Peter McKinnon shares some tips how to take great photos of food with your iPhone using mainly what you already have at home. He also suggests a couple of editing apps to make the photos even better.
For starters, you need an improvised photo studio. The room with the most light is essential, and in peter’s case it’s the kitchen. Go by the window and put up your little “studio”. In Peter’s case, it includes a bucket of dog food, a book, a wine bottle, a wooden stump, a piece of foamcore and an old cookie sheet. Quite an odd combination, but this is how he uses it:
Put the food on the wooden stump and use the cookie sheet for background. As for the foamcore, it acts as a reflector. The combination of the wooden stump the old cookie sheet gives photos interesting, rustic look. And Peter suggests two apps that will help you enhance photos further: Snapseed and Lens Distortions. Of course, he uses Instagram to post photos, and here you can see the results:
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