Today I am gone show you a case study about food photography. Using the same light and settings I took photos with my professional camera and my phone camera. The subject was a cup of blackberries from my garden.
My phone doesn’t have a very good camera. Has only Auto with just a few settings so I am not using for my food photos. I can’t compare a professional camera with a phone camera, but for this case study I wanted to show you that you really need a good camera. It can be a phone camera, because there are a lot of phones with great camera. I had a Nexus 5 and I was very happy with it.
If you have friends with good telephones ask them to let you take some food photos and see the differences.
On my blog I already told you about food photography. You can apply it to any type of camera you have.
My phone camera is not working at all in low light, so most of my times I am using the flash. I am not a big fan of flash but when need it I am using it.
Another thing to use when you have low light is using a tripod or a bag to cancel the shaking of your hands.
The photos in the case study are taken with the camera and the phone in my hand without the tripod. It was in the afternoon with good light.
|Size||Dimension||Resolution||F – stop||Exposure time||ISO speed||Focal length|
|D700||6.3 MB||2832 X 4256||300 Dpi||f 2/8||1/125 sec||400||70 mm|
|Phone||850 KB||3120 X 4160||72 Dpi||f 2/2||1/17 sec||155||4 mm|
|Phone with flash||2.68 MB||3120 X 4160||72 Dpi||f 2/2||1/17 sec||175||4 mm|
I let the phone camera to use the best settings for this photo. ISO for my phone goes till 1600 and it was on AUTO.
At 1/17 sec is very difficult to get a sharp photo with the camera in your hand. You need to not shake at all.
As you can see the photos taken with my phone are not sharp at all and the quality is poor.
A good camera gives you quality. You don’t need to buy a professional camera when you can buy a phone with a good camera. Play with it in the shop or ask all your friends to let you take photos and see how good they are. Good luck and have fun!