How to Take Better Photos of Food With Your Smartphone

Try as you might, you will end up taking a picture of food at some point, so you may as well get it right.

Generally, I don't take pictures of my food. I'm either too hungry to want to record it, or I simply have no interest in recording it. However, there have been times when I've gone to particularly special restaurants where I want to show friends or family the sumptuous dish I've been presented and the craftsmanship that went into it. On this occasions, I'm invariably armed with nothing more than my smartphone and I make do. This video by COOPH is aimed at just that scenario and wants to get people away from those horrid, flat, on-camera flash food photography that we've all seen a million times before. 

You might scoff at the idea of photographing your food, but we've all done it I'm sure. Just please, don't photograph and publish every plate that lands in front of you! If you want to learn more about proper food photography, I recommend the articles by our writer Scott Choucino who does it for a living!

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David Love's picture

and the zillions of reasons why you shouldn't. #1 we don't care what you had for lunch.

Deleted Account's picture

They gotta chase their dope somehow...

Thanks you for this wonderful article, i tried all these tips and get the best photos from my smart phone.
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T Scarb's picture

I usually just hire a professional photographer to shoot my meals.

I do that too and I also hire a professional chef and a professional food stylist - without those, the professional photographer is only going to get professional photographs of amateur food.