I use my camera phone all the time. Although getting quality images out of your phone is challenging, it’s not impossible. The first thing to understand about photography is that lighting is key. Without light it is impossible to take great images. If you follow a few key rules, you can make your food photos mouthwatering.
Rule #1: Use natural light (sunlight in the shade) or a well lit room. Never use the flash on your camera phone. The flash produces hard light, which cast ugly shadows.
Rule #2: Shoot from an angle. Try not to shoot straight down on your plate. A more pleasing angle would be the way you see your food as you sit at the table.
Rule #3: Shoot up close. Make sure you fill the picture with the food. Don’t worry about cutting off parts of the plate in your image. The food is the subject of your photo, not the plate.
Rule #4: Don’t forget to edit your image. Smart phones have a ton of apps that allow you to edit your images. You can use apps like Picsay to correct colors and add a little punch to your image.
Rule #5: Practice, Practice, Practice! Like with anything, the more you do it, the better the results. Snap images indoors, outdoors, and from different angles.
Photographing food can be a lot of fun. I think we have all been guilty of taking a picture of our food and posting it on Facebook and Google+. So don’t be shy, show us what’s for dinner everyone