Tip 1 – Skip the flash
Strong and harsh light by a camera flash could ruin food photography. Please look at the examples below about the difference between a natural-looking dish and a completely botched one depends largely on whether you skip the flash.
Botched vs. natural-looking dish
In fact, food looks better under natural light. If you are in a dark restaurant or just want to take a picture at dinner, you can get amazing pictures with the Low Light mode by tapping .
Tip 2 – Keep the brightness under control
What if you’re facing the opposite problem and find yourself in a super bright environment? All you need in such situation is a tiny adjustment that gives your photo a softer look.
Steps : Tap to enter Manual mode >Tap EV to set the exposure value >Drag the values to the left or to the right to adjust the brightness.
Tip 3 – Get warmer and more appetizing colors
Most foods look better with a warm-colored look, such as pasta, bread, tomatoes and steak. Such foods are all within variations of yellow, orange, red and brown. To achieve that, all you need is to control the White Balance setting.
Cooler tone vs. warmer tone
Tap to enter Manual mode > Tap WB to set the white balance.> Tap and drag the values to the left to get a warmer tone, or to the right to get a cooler tone. This feature makes your food look truly good
Tip 4 – Highlight the food and blur the rest
One of the best tricks in food photography is to either highlight a specific part of the dish or blur out the messy background. You can get a better effect in picture with the Depth of Field mode, which you can also find by tapping .
When using the Depth of Field mode, be sure to hold your ZenFone very still, otherwise, try to place elbow on the table for better support. After you take a picture, you can drag the values to the left or to the right and define how much blur you want to show in the background.
Less background blur vs. a lot of blur
Tip #5 – Try a different angle
Food photography is not only about the technical skills but about creativity. Most of us would normally just grab the phone and snap a picture of the entire plate.
Common sushi photos
Here’s a easy way: Take 5 seconds to think how you want to show the dish you order from a different perspective. Flatter stuff like pancakes or pizza might look better from above so you can try to take the picture of the entire table. On the other hand, tall foods can look more interesting if you take a picture from the side.