1. Odd numbers: They work well in composition and form a pattern. Take various photos with 1, 3, 5, 7 objects.
2. Focus: No editing app will correct a blurry picture. Make sure you tap your phone screen to focus then hold your camera steady. Use a selfie stick to steady your shot. In the picture below I focused on the first shrimp nearest to me thus creating depth of field with the other shrimp out of focus.
3. Use natural light: Sit outdoors or close to a window in a restaurant to avoid using a flash during the day. Your picture will turn out closer to how you remember seeing the food in real life.
4. Turn off your flash: It may not always be possible to turn off your flash and take a good picture at dinner time. Experiment. Take one picture with the flash and one without to see which one you like better. In the picture below I used the candles to light the picture.
5. Shoot food pictures overhead: You can also try taking the shot at a 30 to 45 degree angle to capture the details of the dish.
Micaela is a TV reporter turned digital media marketer. She loves sharing her passion about food, travel and fashion. Micaela is married to a pastry chef and enjoys spending time with their two girls. Her family roots come from China, Trinidad and Canada. She is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.