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
1. Selfie stick tripod
This nifty holder lets you find the perfect angle for your food and even take a selfie, hands-free. It allows you to keep the 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.
Use (affiliate link) this 3-in-1 selfie stick tripod 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 Diyife phone ring light here, 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).
Try (affiliate) 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. With these pieces of kit you can improve your phone food photography for around £30.