Wednesday, March 4, 2015

5 Simple Tips for Great Food Photos With Your Smartphone by a Celebrity Personal Chef


When going to restaurants -- whether fast food or upscale it's hard not to find people using their smartphones to take pictures of appetizing and beautifully presented food. I know I do it all the time and many bloggers and my every-day friends love doing this and posting foods to Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram, too.

Chef Apple-Elgatha, personal celebrity chef to the stars and social media media, has some great advice to share here on MommyBlogExpert. As an iPhone picture taking enthusiast, she definitely has the skill set, having attended culinary school in Paris, worked in and owned upscale restaurants, written coobooks and whipped up delicious meals for best selling author Tom Clancy, Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps, Illusionist David Copperfied and the late actor and comedian Robin Williams. 

Five easy tips for making your grub look really good in photos

1. Let the food cool before snapping the pic. If it's hot, you can't spray it with olive oil to make it glisten.

2. Use natural light. A flash will ruin the picture. If you can't get near a window or door, turn on the lights and make sure there are no shadows near the plate.

3. Think of the entire image. What's in the background? Throw in some unique, colorful plates and bowls or towels.

4. Try a few different angles. Shoot the bowl from the top, then from the side, but at an angle. It's also cool to see the food half eaten with some crumbs on the plate.

5. Throw in a garnish or some drizzle to show that it doesn't only taste good, but looks good too.

Note: All photos in this post were taken with Apple's iPhone that can be put in her pocket which isn't intrusive when she's out and decides she wants to capture a great picture.

About Chef Apple-Elgatha
Apple Chef, is a Florida resident, chef and social media maven. Follow her adventures with food on, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.

FTC Disclosure: Food photography tips and photos in this post were provided by Chef Apple. However no payment or other compensation was exchanged in connection with this post and opinions are mine. See complete FTC Disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.

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