I often get messaged on Instagram and asked what I use to take photos of my food for Instagram and my blog, so I thought I’d share with you, what’s in my camera bag . Up until 2 months ago it was my Ipad, which produced some nice results, when edited with a few of the best editing apps I have found. My favourite apps to edit photos are:
- Photoshop Touch
Snapseed is my favourite, I think it’s free and it’s the best app I have used. It allows you to edit photos as you would with the Photoshop software. However, I don’t get along with Photoshop on my computer, so I use snapseed to edit all my photos. I sharpen and adjust contrast, shadows and sometimes the brightness with snapseed and depending on whether I have tried to be creative with my photos, I use the brush tool to darken the background of my photos and vignette too. Then I head on over to VSCO and crop, sharpen a bit more and sometimes add a filter or two. Photoshop touch was my second favourite, up until they changed the app, the new version I am not fussed on, as it’s inferior to it’s predecessor.
Another tip when using a smartphone, is to use reflectors and natural lighting. These two can achieve you some great results, but never use a flash. Unless you know how to use flash then don’t, it achieves horrid results, which can wash out the photo and make the food look greasy and vile. Placing your food near a window and using a white reflector to bounce shadows is best and it creates more of a natural look. It wasn’t until I started using a DSLR that I started bouncing shadows and paying more attention to composition and styling. However, my photos are still nowhere near as good as some food bloggers I’ve seen and envied, but I learn more and more everyday. Continue reading “What’s In My Camera Bag?”