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Is it possible to take good pictures of food with an iphone?

So many people on here take beautiful photographs of their recipes. How do you do it? Is it lighting? Camera quality? All I have is an iphone, and I'd love some tips.

asked by clintonhillbilly about 7 years ago

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Sadassa_Ulna
added about 7 years ago

I used my android phone for nearly all my photos but I always use natural daylight.

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jwolfsthal
added about 7 years ago

I have experimented with a bunch of cameras - both iphone, droid, and cannon point and shoot. you can get good shots, but for really compelling products, you need an SLR. I am not a great photographer by any means, but the depth of field is impossible to get with a straight digital formal. They just come out flat, even in good lighting. You need the single reflex lens to capture the detail. It is, sadly, not all driven by pixels.

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MrsKeller
added about 7 years ago

You can get great photos for posting online with just your phone.

Lighting is the key. Turn the flash off. On your iPhone, touch the screen to adjust the focus. You will be amazed how the lighting adjusts.

I don't often photograph my food, but I happened to take a picture of this mini whoopie pie at a coffeeshop the other day just because I though it was cute! I think it has really good detail.

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MrsKeller
added about 7 years ago

Oops! Couldnt get the picture to load using my phone.

Here it is.

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MrsKeller
added about 7 years ago

And the cropped version that I meant to post.

NOT photoshopped, just cropped.

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clintonhillbilly
added about 7 years ago

Thanks for the advice, and that whoopie pie looks delicious!

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Summer of Eggplant
added about 7 years ago

I only use my Iphone to photograph for my blog. And I just got the new one and the camera is a lot better than the old one.

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