An employee using a phone to take a photo of a plate of food.

Food Photography with a Phone

Learn how to use any phone to take amazing pictures of your food products

Using a window to provide soft lighting for food photography.

Learn how to shoot and process amazing food pictures with any phone

Smartphones and tablets have incredibly powerful cameras, but they are usually locked on auto. This means getting consistent results across a range of similar food items can be challenging.

 

This one-to-one training guides you through the complete set-up, from food dressing advice to the correct lighting, from critical equipment to professional quality editing right on the device. ​

Take complete control with a dedicated manual camera app

The problem with the built-in camera app on all phones and tablets is that they assume you are only taking snapshots. To get high-quality professional results, you need to take control of all the settings that pro photographers do, such as shutter speeds, ISO, and White Balance.

 

Also, a key difference between amateur and professional results is the ability to shoot and process Raw files in a non-destructive way. This means you are always left with the original file as it was shot.

We provide you or your staff with complete instructions on getting fantastic results from the recommended dedicated Adobe® shooting app (but we can work with whatever app you prefer).

Using a manual phone camera app to capture high quality, professional food shots.
Using a professional level image editing app to process high quality images.

Process images at a high-quality, professional level, right on your phone or table

The editing options on most phones and tablets are pretty basic and are not designed to produce consistently professional results. To edit images at an industry standard, you need to be able to see and control histograms, shadows, highlights, and vibrance, to name but a few.

No matter how well the photo has been captured, ALL images need post-processing to further squeeze more quality out of them. You also need to be able to output your images in various file formats and sizes that are pre-determined either by you or by the designer you are working with.

 

We instruct you how to use Adobe® editing apps such as Lightroom Mobile and PS Express, which work on any Apple or Android phone or tablet (but we can work with whatever app you prefer). These apps are designed by the same people who created industry-standard software such as Photoshop© and Lightroom©.

Advice provided on all necessary lighting equipment and supplies

Taking consistently high-quality professional images requires more than a phone can provide. Our trainers will advise on extra essential equipment such as lighting setups, phone holders, and tripods.

Lighting is a vital element here. Once you have training on the dedicated manual camera app, you can take complete control of the shooting environment.

Professional level lighting for shooting food photography with a phone or tablet.
Friendly and knowledgable instructors guide you through the complete shooting and editing process.

Instructors guide you through the complete set up — in real-time

In our one-to-one training scenarios, you can only learn the information that is relevant to you and your situation. Solving problems and technical issues will be much more organic and relevant to your company's needs.

 

In these one-to-one training relationships, tutors get to know your needs quickly. Our instructors will create training plans to fully serve your photography needs. They will ensure your food photography images turn out as if you had hired an outside professional to shoot them!

Food photography training options

Our tutors can guide you through any kind of food photography that your company needs:​

  • Restaurant meals

  • Packaged food items

  • Hot and cold liquids

Note: Our instructors can also work with any in-house camera you currently use. We can also teach your staff how to use Photoshop and Lightroom on a desktop or laptop computer.

Two-hour training session direct to where you take your photos via Live Zoom for one or two people:

$300/€300/£265

Why not book a free 30 minute Zoom consultation  with us where we can chat about what your food photography needs are? ​

Use our Contact Form here.

Examples of the high quality food images that a phone can shoot and process.