It can be difficult to do justice to a beautiful plate of food, whether in a restaurant or at home. Light, camera, angle, composition and approach are so many criteria impacting the result of a food picture.
Because sometimes capturing food photographs seem easier than it is, here are some tips to snap your perfect food picture in 5 steps:
Use the right camera
The Galaxy A boasts a 16MP front and rear camera*, allowing you to snap the perfect food picture – and selfie. The auto focus will detect the right feature to highlight without any effort, and no flash is needed when the low light pictures come out that real! Use the Food Mode to get the most out of your food snap with literally zero effort. Day made!
Work on your approach
Framing can make or break a food picture. Because it is sometimes difficult to depict exactly what you have in front of you on a picture, make sure to frame your dish or plate properly. You don’t want to take a neglected photo or you might ruin the general feeling and colours of your plate. Make sure to frame your dish with accessories, without doing too much to keep the focus on your food.
Once you are placed right above your food, don’t hesitate to take a few close ups. Using the 16MP Galaxy A camera, you can capture every little details going into your piece of art. Make sure to have great lightings and focus for a close up picture, to the risk of not presenting your dish at its best angle.
Take a picture from top down
Just like a good selfie, a great food picture is taken from top down. Have your plate be the centre of the photo, with equal spaces on all sides. You might have to stand up and look down to achieve the best food picture, as this will give you the best view over the table. Make sure to have your accessories placed in a symmetrical manner to give your photo more depth in a natural manner.
Get your light right
Photography is about getting the light right: natural is always best, but if you can’t get it, make sure to have some source of light above your food. Avoid harsh and direct light if you don’t want to bleach your food of its perfect colours. Try and avoid using direct flash also – although you don’t need it with Galaxy A bright display doubling as a natural flash, capturing the best pictures even in low-light conditions. Play with the shades also to get more definition in your picture.
*Valid for Galaxy A5 and A7