Social media is becoming more and more important. Therefore, it is one thing to conjure up great dishes, another to stage them perfectly for social media.
All without an SLR or expertise. Our cell phones can do more than we think! Including the best apps for mobile image editing.
Tip 1: Light
A successful picture depends on the right light. If you lack a suitable light source in your premises – then place your plate / dish near a window, for example, and use the natural light source.
Tip 2: Perspective
An angle that never deceives is the bird’s eye view. Shoot from above, so that your plate or the entire dish appears in all its glory. If you like to show a side perspective, make sure that there is nothing in the background that distracts from the dish.
Tip 3: Background
A neutral and natural background will highlight your food well. It can be something simple like a wooden board, a cloth or a paper. But tiles also make a great background.
Tip 4: Food styling
Sometimes less is more! Overloaded plates never look as appealing as plates with the main ingredients in the foreground.
Tip 5: Decoration
This can add that special something to the photo. Fresh ingredients like crisp lettuce leaves, colorful tomatoes, but also a nice napkin or classy cutlery add glamour to a food picture.
Tip 6: Image editing
There are numerous apps for image editing. A little more contrast, saturation, sharpness – these are all edits that make you want to cook even more.
Here are a few app recommendations:
VSCO: For iOS and Android
For corrections and effect filters, free app, easy to use and compact.
Snapseed: For iOS and Android
For image editing, corrections, effect filters, free app, an all-around package.
Lightroom Mobile: For iOS and Android
Also for raw files, exports images, free app. A comparison between computer and mobile device is only possible with a paid subscription.
So get on the phone – let’s go!