When it comes to food photography, I haven’t quite mastered it yet. I’ve taken hundreds of food photos, though nice and acceptable for the blogs, I don’t think it’s Instagram-worthy, hahaha. So, the following Food Photography Tips by Vivo V11 are really helpful for an amateur like me.
The habit of taking photos of food before eating has been fully adapted over the years due to smartphone photography. In this digital age where one can easily upload and share their photos on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook with just one click, you can establish a captivating and engaging online presence. As the famous saying goes, “If you didn’t Instagram it, did it even happen?”
We all have our own reasons as to why we take photos of our food before consuming it: it can be to record moments of pleasure, where you can appreciate the hard work and labor of love of the cook, or to simply immerse oneself in a local culture. As summed up by the celebrated chef and writer Anthony Bourdain, “Food is everything we are. It’s an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It’s inseparable from those from the get-go.”
To stand out from a sea of food photos on social media, your shots must be exceptional. The futuristic Vivo V11 shows you how it is done with these essential food photography tips:
Tip #1 Use Camera’s Grid Setting
For the right composition of photos, the rule of thirds or the guideline in producing images to craft well-balanced and sharp shots, is important. Positioning a subject with these lines formulates more dynamism and interest in the composition, rather than merely placing the subject in the center of the shot. The primary objective is that an off-center composition is more appealing to the eye and seems more natural than one where the subject is placed right in the center of the frame. It also inspires you to maximize negative space.
Tip #2 Right Angles
A camera angle is one of the fastest techniques to rivet the viewers and to increase variety to your photos. There are several camera angles that one may experiment with to boost your artistry such as the eye-level, worm’s-eye view, and the bird’s eye view. The Eye-Level Angle is the most standard way to take a photo, as it is the way we view most subjects every day. This perspective enables the viewers to feel closer; it invokes a sense of intimacy and compassion. While the Worm’s-Eye View is the angle wherein the photographer takes a photo from below. It makes the subject look big, even if they are not. Shots like these make it appear as if the subject has the authority over the viewer and make them feel powerless. The Bird’s-Eye View, on the other hand, is taking a photo of a subject from above. This angle makes the viewers feel that they are superior to the subject.
Tip #3 Natural Lighting
Being highly aware of light is probably the most fundamental way to enhance your photography skills. Access to exceptional lighting may even be more significant than the subject of the photo, as various forms of natural light can create a big change to the subject’s overall look. Outdoor shoots, preferably near a window is the perfect place to shoot photos in natural lighting.
If in a low-lit restaurant, V11’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) feature can adjust to capture detail and perfect exposure. Its AI Low Light Mode enhances brightness in low light conditions while retaining rich details. It captures up to 6 images and combines them into one to make your photo more vivid.
Tip #4 Add Props
An easy yet practical way to add life and atmosphere to the photo is to add vibrant props to your scene. Dull photos need a point of interest. You can have the freedom as to how to present your photo. It can make or break your picture, it can intensify character to a photo, and it can strengthen context to the scene. It can be used to convey the message into an image. Utilizing props may also inspire you while diversifying your creative skills.
Tip #5 Don’t Use Flash and Don’t Zoom Manually
Using the flash will make the photos washed-out or too pale. Colorful and lively photos won’t fall apart and can relay a more maximum effect to attract you sentimentally. When you zoom manually, it’ll pixelate and the photo will be noisy with small dots all over the image. Good thing the V11 has a dual camera that features a large aperture of f 1/8 plus. It also has AI Scene Recognition which applies customized enhancements to any objects to make photos “pop”.
The VIVO V11 AI Dual Camera specs feature a 12MP (24 million photosensitive units) + 5MP dual rear camera combination. The main camera sports a large f/1.8 aperture and 1.28μm pixels. This strong combination boosts photosensitivity both in backlight and low light situations. Just focus and snap, the V11 will ensure that pictures will turn out clear and bright. The front camera has a massive, industry-leading 25MP super-high-resolution sensor for excellent photo quality. In addition, DSLR-standard Dual-Pixel Autofocus technology helps you lock focus in just 0.03 seconds.
To be able to get perfect food shots, use V11 in all your food adventures. Consumers can now pre-order the Vivo V11 in two ways: On ground and online. It is available in all participating Vivo concept and multi-brand stores. It will come with exciting freebies—a gift set (Bluetooth speaker and earpiece with selfie stick), as well as 6 months extended warranty. Fans may also pre-order the Vivo V11 on shopping websites such as Lazada, Shopee, Argomall, and Akulaku. Freebies such 10,000 mAh game power bank, a gift set (Bluetooth speaker and earpiece with selfie stick), as well as 6 months extended warranty, will be included.
A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.
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