I think that photography is less about cameras, and more about light. Take the shots above, both produced on a restaurant shoot for Tom Aikens. I have shot his food before in the restaurant, so I knew which windows gave the best light for food, and that the morning was the time to shoot it because the light in January after about 3pm is a bit rubbish. One image is produced with an IPhone 3GS, crap camera that takes forever to work with and costs about £250 off of ebay at the moment. The other is shot with my £5000+ Nikon D3x. The difference is obvious on the files produced, but when tweaked and re-sized the difference is not that great when used in a blog format. So my point is this – if you can get the right lighting conditions to shoot the food, the type of camera you use to shoot for a blog / twitter / social media sharing does not really matter. I implore you to shoot at lunch, not evening meal time. Leave the night time for eating and drinking!
A blog by David Griffen Photography.
David Griffen loves food almost as much as he loves photography.
This blog is an excursion into shooting food with a camera phone, trying to get the tastiest results using the same techniques David practices when shooting Michelin starred chefs. This blog is by no means a definitive guide to food photography, but David hopes it will give you some new ideas and lift the level of food photography in food blogs.