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4 Tips For Drool-Worthy Food Photos on Your Phone During Moncton Taco Week by @EatWithJessie
@EatWithJessie / Jessica Emin is a photographer from Halifax who specializes in food and drink photography & food styling. Here she gives you a few tips on making the most of your phone snaps of the tacos while you eat your way around Moncton for Taco Week!
Tip #1 Natural Light is Best
When you are taking photos of your food, it’s best to use natural light. If you’re in a restaurant, getting close to a window is best. Try to chose a spot for your photo that doesn’t have hard light, by this I mean directly in the sun, but rather a bright spot. Avoid depending on the overhead lights that can make food photos look less appealing and often turn photos an orangey hue. But if you must resort to this, ot if you are taking photos at night with only the restaurant lights to depend on, make sure to use tip #2.
Photograph taken on a phone, in natural light; prefereable.
Photograph taken on a phone, with restaurant lighting as main source; less appealing.
Tip #3 The Perspective
Phones are often not equipped with depth of field, which allows a professional camera to focus attention on a certain object, like your food. Because of this, when shooting with a phone, you’ll often get better results with a shot from top down. Taking a photo from above will allow for the whole plate to be shown, without other objects, people or the room distracting from the photo. Having your phone level with the surface you are shooting on will also help.
Tip #4 The Setting
If you’re really keen on getting the best shot possible, bring in some of the objects around you. Have a nice cocktail, a napkin, a friends hands? These will all give context to the photo. Oh, and let people know where you are; restaurants always appreciate being tagged & tag the festival too! @monctontacoweek #monctontacoweek