We Eat With Our Eyes First

“We Eat With Our Eyes First”

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HALA PAELLA ™ GRID CONCEPTS

I couldn’t agree more with the saying above and I know you do too. Subconsciously or not, one can always argue that this is indeed a fact of life.

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BUTCHER’S STEAK @ ACACIA STEAKHOUSE
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PORK SISIG @ SLATE DISTRICT

The rise of food photos posted online is unprecedented and if you ask me, this is actually something I’d like to see every single day. I’d like to think the general population does it to share to everyone how delicious “mom’s cooking” was, or how appetizing the entrée looked at his friend’s new restaurant. With that single food image, you can already have an idea of how the dish tasted. You may have it right, or you may predict it wrong – but it still gives you an idea on what to expect.

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If you’re in the business of sharing your wonderful foodie experience with others, a well-thought out, good quality photograph is a must! Share it the best way possible and I don’t mean buying the most expensive camera you see, a smartphone will do – After all, A good food photograph is more than the gears used or the most perfect looking burger bun. It is about what is closest to reality the viewer can get their eyes on.

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Here are some tips on how to take great food shots with your smartphone:

LIGHTING – the most important part in every photograph. You will want your food to be seen in the best light possible. (and I don’t mean having to bring a flashlight with you). One of the best lighting setup you can get is actually FREE. It is called the SUN. Well, I prefer to call it Natural light or Ambient light. Find this little fella and position your food that it gets the exposure it needs and snap away.

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SECRET TIP  – Find a table beside (closest) a glass window. You can shoot with the natural light on the side or at the back. Avoid lighting your food from the front!

ANGLES – don’t be shy – zoom in, zoom out, turn your plate around. Nowadays, a typical food shot you see is shot from above or “flatlay” shots as (we?) the youngsters would call it. Try to mix it up with different angles and give it your own unique style.

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SECRET TIP – Always remember to check your focus point (tap the screen on where you want to focus) to have the best quality possible.

MOVE – Take your time. Move around. You don’t rush art, right? Well, just don’t take too long or your food gets cold. Take photos of your best friend taking a bite of that burger or photograph the Chef making his masterpiece. Shooting something one normally does with the food gives it the authenticity a good food image will need.

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THE BEEF @ HOLE IN THE WALL PH
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SECRET TIP “Hand in Frame” almost always works. (ex. A shot of your hand holding a hotdog sandwich in the air with the skyscrapers as your blurred background)

SEEMS EASY, YEAH?

Nowadays, a Smartphone can do wonders when taking a photograph. Let’s take the Oppo F3 in this situation – I’ve mentioned above the 3 key things into improving on how you take your food shots:

Lighting – The Oppo F3 (as a Selfie Expert) packs a 16 mp + 8 mp (FRONT) dual camera. And a 13 megapixel  rear camera with an aperture of F/2.2 – That means besides from having not to worry if you’re a pixel peeper, the amount of light that it can gather is tremendous too.

Angles – With the F3’s 2.5D Curved Class display, you can play with different angles every time. And with the 120 Degree wide angle front camera, Get ready to take awesome groufies with the appetizers, entrees and desserts.

Move – Lightweight and Fast. Packed with 4GB RAM, Switch from apps to apps fast and make your every movement efficient.

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Credits to http://www.oppo.com/ph

ALL PHOTOS/LAYOUTS POSTED ARE OWNED BY THIS WRITER BLOGGER’S COMPANY,

 Grid Concepts Co. 

 

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