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Taking good food photos isn't as hard as you may think. In fact, with the right light and a few homemade accessories, even your smartphone can help you capture images that look good enough to eat.

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Taking a quick photo of a dish a waiter has just served you in a restaurant with a smartphone then editing it ready for Instagram is something that many are now doing a lot of but what if you're at home and you want to get a little more creative with your food themed images? Well, food photography doesn't have to be overly complicated and you can actually capture images that will have any foodie feeling hungry in minutes with the help of window light and a few things out of your kitchen cabinet.

To really demonstrate how easy it is to improve your food photography with just a few tweaks and free tools, Jenny Woodward has created the above tutorial for all about taking a good photo of food with a smartphone. The tutorial looks at how you can use daylight, silver foil, white card and many other DIY tricks to improve your shots taken in the comfort of your own home. 

If the tutorial leaves you hungry for more, why not take a look at Taylor Mathis' Food Photography Tips or how about picking up tips on improving travel food photography shots? For those who are fans of smartphone photography, why not find out how photographer Benjamin Von Wong captured a series of fire-inspired portraits with a smartphone.


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