Tips For Taking Great Food Photos Using Your Smartphone

Here’s a short and sweet video in which Chicago-based food photographer Stephen Hamilton shares some tips on how to take photographs of food using your smartphone. One tip is to use a white napkin as a makeshift reflector to fill in some of the shadows in the shot.

(via Doobybrain)

  • OSAM

    Umm, no.

  • anitas


  • Travis

    *Resisting the urge to snap my CF card in two and slit my wrists*  I get the whole the best camera is the one you have stuff, but I can’t believe people are thinking that somehow cellphones are better.

  • Anonymous

    I’m pretty sure nobody is thinking that cellphones are better. I don’t know about you, but a lot of people don’t bring all their camera equipment with them to every meal.

  • tabby cat

    You just need one hand to hold the phone in the right spot and angle for a good composition, and one hand to press on the screen to take the photo, and one hand to hold the napkin.  Wait!  What?  Um….

  • Marc St.Onge

    It’s not that they’re better, but the images are good enough 1) for web
    use and 2) good enough for people who don’t want to spend any money on a
    professional photographer.