These days most of us are walking around with a cool smart phone. And often we will take snapshots with that phone. As a long time photographer, I’ve really embraced and had a lot of fun with this technology. While trying to have fun, I also make efforts to create interesting images.
Now I’m sure that when you go out to your local coffee shop or favourite restaurant you may want to take a photo of your food or coffee. It’s ok, no one is judging you, it’s in our nature to document our lives. I’d like to challenge you to do it better.
So I thought I’d share a couple of tips.
1. Look for the light. Photography is all about light, without light there are no photos. So look around your environment and see which direction the light is coming from. Try to shoot from that angle without getting between the light source and your subject.
2. Look at your composition. Get above the dish or move to the side or get lower. Composition is key to drawing the viewer into the scene.
Most importantly, have fun with it! These images were taken with the iPhone5s using Hipstamatic. Hipstamatic offers a fun foodie pack that is great for portraits of people and food.