8 Tips for Better Phone Photography

8 Quick and Easy Tips for Better Phone Photography (Produce Edition)

With the camera advancement of cell phones, iPhone photography is a huge topic, especially with the explosive growth of social media, it could take months if not years to master all the different shooting and editing techniques. But if you’re like me, you don’t want to wait months or years – you want to start taking better photos today and you want to find the quickest way to get you there. In this article I’m sharing 8 quick and easy tips that you can start using today to significantly improve your cell phone photos.

Inspiration and education can come in various forms, and in the produce business, ideas can be found in any number of places. Sometimes you will find marketing inspiration from professionally styled food photography, or new product ideas from creative dishes at a trendy restaurant, and sometimes merchandising ideas will stem from a beautiful display in the produce department of a specialty store. The ability to capture these moments of inspiration and share them with your team can be the difference in making this idea come to life, or watching it fall between the cracks.

Inspired by a recent article from famed photographer Steve McCurry, here are 8 tips that will instantly make your pictures look better, with a produce twist. You may have heard of a few of these—rule of thirds, etc.—but it’s nice to see them illustrated with great pictures.

1) Rule of Thirds: place points of interest on intersections

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2) Leading Lines: use natural lines to lead the eye into the picture

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3) Diagonals: diagonal lines create movement

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4) Figure to Ground: contrast between subject and background

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5) Fill the Frame: get close to subjects

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6) Center Dominant Eye: put dominant eye in center of picture

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7) Patterns & Repetitions: patterns are pleasing

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8) Symmetry: symmetry is pleasing

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To watch Steve McCurry’s top 9 Tips, here is a great video:

Have you done any food photography?  Share some of your favorite photos, link, produce pictures in the comments below!

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