While I use my (affiliate) Canon 1300D for professional photography and images destined for the blog, having a decent-quality camera always available in my back pocket is, undeniably, hugely helpful when I’m out and about.
There’s no need to faff about getting a big DSLR out at every meal – I generally use my phone camera to snap food for Insta, right before I eat it.
I keep these three little puieces of equioment in my car though and, with my phone camera, they let me set up kind of ‘mini photography studio’ on the go.
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You can learn more about food photography in my other posts on the subject. Learn:
- How to improve the food photos you take on your phone
- How to edit those phone food photos in my favourite free app VSCO
- How you can even take better food photos in winter (when there’s barely any light)
- Which food photography books are worth the investment
- How to improve productivity by batch-shooting your food photography
- How to edit your food photos in Pixlr
- Why good food photography is essential for food businesses How to start building up your food photography kitWhich VSCO filters are best for food photography
3 pieces of kit that’ll help you take better food photos on your phone
lexible mini tripod
A tripod is a great way to make the most of the natural light.
A mini tripod like this is perfect for on-the-go. It comes with a smartphone attachment, the flexible legs let you attach your smartphone to pretty much anything, and the stand-ball head makes it
Find the perfect angle for your food and keep your phone absolutely still, so its easier to focus and get the perfect snap in low light. Using a holder like this also means that you can easily take photos that include your hands in the shot.
Buy this flexible mini tripod in the Fig & Fennel shop to keep your phone steady while you take food photos.
2. Mini ring l
This ring light clips onto the front of back of pretty much any phone, allowing you to easily and discreetly fill any photo with
Buy this mini clip-on ring light in the Fig & Fennel shop, to improve your phone food photography
3. 5-in-1 diffuser/reflector
The wrong light source can ruin a good photo. Carrying a small 5-in-1 diffuser/reflector with you lets you manipulate the light (by diffusing bright, glaring sunlight or reflecting a single-source light to fill dark shadows).
Buy this mini 5-in-1 reflector/diffuser for better food photography on the go.
Taking food photos using an iPhone or another smartphone can be an easy and cheap way to get great food photos when you’re out and about.
Improve your phone food photography by keeping a tripod, ring light and mini diffuser/reflector on-hand, so you can easily