Earlier this month, I mentioned that as an experiment I was nixing my Nikon D50 for 6 months and only using my iPhone camera for all my food photos for Noshtopia and Noshtopia Phoenix because the iPhone is much easier to carry around and the photo quality is nearly the same.
Many people have asked me how my pictures turn out so cool looking, so I thought I'd share a tip today. This one trick is so easy, you'll probably go, "Doh!"
A common way to take a picture is to center the food in the window with either the camera vertically straight or horizontally straight, like in this example, where I took a picture of lunch I had with pal @captcaffeine in the cafeteria at his work. So, cafeteria food is not very exciting in itself, BUT, we can make it look interesting by doing one simple thing....
...tilting the camera angle either to the left or to the right when vertical like in this example, OR...
....flipping the camera horizontal and tilting the camera up or down like in this example.
Now see, don't the last two images look far more interesting than the first one? Cafeteria food now has taken on a much more appealing look, and all I did was simply tilt or flip the camera so the image was not dead on straight.
In the last picture, the horizontal view, I also moved the camera in closer to get a bigger view of the salad so people could see the fixings better.
During this whole photo shoot, the food never moved, only the camera angle, and camera distance to the food.
Happy iPhone camera food shooting!