iPhone Food Photography
Updated: Dec 15, 2020
This was a creative project that I have started during the recent one month COVID-19 lockdown. The concept was minimalist photography of still life images of food and fruits.
These images were shot during my online iPhone food photography workshop during the lockdown. Most participants are grocers, chefs and home-based businesses.
I shot them with an iPhone XS Max and post edited on Lightroom mobile app. At the end of this post is a short video that compiled all of these images created on an iPhone with iMovie.
These items are basically found at home. I kept the props as simple as possible and focus only at one food item at a time. The props were nothing fancy, just a black wok and a dark coloured mat for backgrounds.
Depicting freshness of these fruits, I sprayed some water onto it and played around with melting ice.
Shot a few flat lay with negative space to create some editorial layouts.
iPhone is clever in emulating shallow depth of field just like a DSLR.
It is impressive what an iPhone can do. You just need to get a few techniques to make the photographs pops.