Taking Good Food Photography With A Phone

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ZTE Grand X Max 2 for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

I post a lot about food and my photography skills have improved a lot since I first started blogging. I still have a long way to go, but having the right equipment is key. However, sometimes I am traveling or out at a restaurant and all I have is my cell phone. Here are some tips about taking good food photography with a phone that will hopefully improve your Instagram or Facebook posts. No one likes to look at over exposed, blurry pics of food. For tips for taking good pet photography be sure to check this post. 

Tips on taking good food photography with a phone and prepaid phonesTips for Taking Good Food Photography With A Phone

When taking food photography; consider your lighting. This can be challenging if you are going to dinner or it’s winter and you want to photograph your dinner. Good Lighting is essential, and natural lighting is obviously preferred. Move your dish to a window at home or consider going to lunch if you need to post about a restaurant. Never use your flash, it you can help it!

Tips on taking good food photography with a phone and prepaid phones

Next thing to consider about taking good food photography with a cell composition. Negative space helps draw a viewer’s attention to the food. Leave some room for the table space around or maybe some ingredients in the background. 

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Be creative and choose appetizing and good-looking food. Unfortunately, not all food is photogenic. Thanks to digital photography you can take as many photos as you like. Delete is an amazing feature in modern photography. 

 Tips on taking good food photography with a phone and prepaid phones

As I get older, I am realizing the value of a good cell phone with a larger screen and a good camera. I recently tried ZTE Grand X Max 2. It has proven to be an affordable phone option with high quality entertainment, photography, and productivity. Photography/Camera capabilities: Wide angle front camera and dual rear camera Bokeh effect setting – The aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens.

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Here is a photo taken from the ZTE Grand X and reduced in size only via PicMonkey.

Something many food photographers strive for. Streaming quality: High powered LTE smartphone running android Marshmallow OS Audio quality: Dolby Audio and Hi-Fi Music  

For those of you looking for an affordable yet high-tech smartphone, The ZTE Grand X Max 2 is something worth considering. Below are the overall features:

  • Big, brilliant 6″ full HD display
  • Octa-core processing power and 4G LTE speed
  • 13 MP auto focus + 2 MP fixed focus rear cameras with full HD video, 5 MP front camera
  • 3,400 mAh battery that charges from 0 to 50% in 30 minutes* (with Quick Charge 2.0 compatible charger, included in box).
  • Hi-Fi Music plus Dolby Audio
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)


  Cricket Brand Value: Cricket Wireless offers customers easy and affordable plans starting at $35/mo after $5 AutoPay credit, with monthly taxes and fees included, a great selection of phones customers love, and a reliable 4G LTE network with more coverage than T-Mobile, Metro PCS, Sprint and Boost. Not to mention super easy set up. Tips on taking good food photography with a phone and prepaid phones

How much is this phone going to cost? ZTE Grand X Max 2 Price: Currently $129.99 for new customers bringing their number a Cricket Wireless . The Grand X Max 2 is  available to purchase at cricketwireless.com and Cricket Wireless authorized retail locations

Tips on taking good food photography with a phone and prepaid phones

My kids love the touch screen features too. 

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Disclaimer: Buy ZTE Grand X Max 2 for $129, port number to Cricket and activate a new qualified plan, minimum $40 per month. Fees, other charges & restrictions apply. See store for details. $169.99 for existing Cricket customers . 

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What are your tips for taking good food photography? 

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  1. This sounds like a great phone! I really hope I can improve my phone photography!

  2. Oh, this is nice! Sometimes, it is hard for me to use my phone on food.

  3. I find ugly food photos puzzling because there are so many ways to pretty up food; lighting, plating, placement, focus and more. I agree with you that folks can really do more to make a food item sing.

  4. That’s pretty impressive! I don’t have a fancy camera. My phone is what I use for my blog pictures!

  5. Sounds like a great phone! I use SnapSeed to edit my photos right from my phone and it works amazingly! So quick and painless!

  6. Sounds like a great phone and that photo looks great

  7. Such a great phone camera! I need to do way better with my food photos! I am working on filters and lighting.

  8. My biggest tip for good food photography using a mobile phone is one I overlook myself. The key is in patience.