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Pizza Photography Tips using Iphone
« on: September 12, 2012, 09:41:38 AM »
I have been searching for some tips on food photography using an Iphone. I downloaded an app camera+ to help editing pictures of pies I made using MPO.

Does any one have any Iphone Photography tips?

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Re: Pizza Photography Tips using Iphone
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2012, 09:42:26 AM »
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Re: Pizza Photography Tips using Iphone
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2012, 10:07:13 AM »
I don't have an Iphone, but I read through some photo blogs and they recommended this app.  All kinds of settings possible to mimic real-world lense and film changes.  Combo of John S lens and Kodot film setting was one that looked interesting.

http://hipstamatic.com/the_app.html

I'm not sure if a stability feature is included, or if you should use a tripod (there are tripod adapters available).  Or at least something tall enough to rest your arm on while shooting.
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Re: Pizza Photography Tips using Iphone
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2012, 10:11:05 AM »
Thanks Brian, I will look for the tripod adapter.
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Re: Pizza Photography Tips using Iphone
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2012, 11:37:21 AM »
Brian, I purchased an adapter from ebay. Hopefully, I will get the adapter before this weekend. Also donloaded the app, I will be testing it.
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Re: Pizza Photography Tips using Iphone
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2012, 11:44:23 AM »
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Hipstamatic app effectivly lowers photo quality, right?

"Lowers" in the sense that it takes clean, sharp digital photos, and makes them look like old low-quality film photos.
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Re: Pizza Photography Tips using Iphone
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2012, 11:45:51 AM »
That's the impression I got.....
Any tips for Android?
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Re: Pizza Photography Tips using Iphone
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2012, 11:59:14 AM »
I have been searching for some tips on food photography using an Iphone. I downloaded an app camera+ to help editing pictures of pies I made using MPO.

The biggest challenges you have is light. The iphone lens is TINY and the flash is minimal. Outside during the day where there is tons of light is one thing. Inside your house is another entirely. There is no substitute for real lenses nor is there a software fix. There is only so much you can do with an iphone. For under $100, if not under $50, you can get a really nice used point and shoot that will give you much beter pictures.

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Re: Pizza Photography Tips using Iphone
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2012, 12:07:22 PM »
The biggest challenges you have is light. The iphone lens is TINY and the flash is minimal. Outside during the day where there is tons of light is one thing. Inside your house is another entirely. There is no substitute for real lenses nor is there a software fix. There is only so much you can do with an iphone. For under $100, if not under $50, you can get a really nice used point and shoot that will give you much beter pictures.


Too true re light.  Always a challenge!  I have an Olympus I picked up for $50 that does a decent job.  I'm still figuring out how to use it right.  I would love to have a DSLR, but thats on some other budget list entirely!

Here's a photo gallery from NPR using the H app:
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/07/25/the_war_in_hipstamatic#14

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Re: Pizza Photography Tips using Iphone
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2012, 12:09:25 PM »
That's the impression I got.....
Any tips for Android?

Depends on your phone, I guess.  Android is the OS, not the make and model.  Like Craig said though, you shouldn't rely on something where the camera was an afterthought to take pictures.
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Re: Pizza Photography Tips using Iphone
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2012, 12:14:33 PM »
Here's a photo gallery from NPR using the H app:
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/07/25/the_war_in_hipstamatic#14


I think it's a neat app for creating dramatic effect, but I don't think it is what you want for documenting pizza. Just my $0.02.
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Re: Pizza Photography Tips using Iphone
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2012, 12:18:23 PM »
Apps I use:

For taking photos: CameraAwesome by SmugMug. Better than the built-in app for selecting focus and exposure.
For videos: Filmic Pro
For in-camera editing (rarely used): Snapseed by Nik.

I have an aging 3gs which has a mediocre camera even under good lighting. I recently used a 4s in low light and was pleasantly surprised. Maybe an iPhone 5 is in my future?


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Re: Pizza Photography Tips using Iphone
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2012, 12:21:37 PM »
Maybe an iPhone 5 is in my future?



They announce the release date today supposedly.
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« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2012, 12:22:39 PM »
I do agree, Craig, but for those of us who need to use what we have, however temporarily, finding a cheap & decent way to finesse passable results is a good thing.  

Take a look at the directions for the app, see what you think.
http://www.wikihow.com/Use-Hipstamatic

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« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2012, 12:31:17 PM »
I do agree, Craig, but for those of us who need to use what we have, however temporarily, finding a cheap & decent way to finesse passable results is a good thing.  

Take a look at the directions for the app, see what you think.
http://www.wikihow.com/Use-Hipstamatic


I'm not saying not to try it. For $2, why not. The point i was trying to make is that better lenses and more light is probably the direction Bert needs to move. Software can only work within the constrains of the bandwith of the data you provide it.
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Re: Pizza Photography Tips using Iphone
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2012, 12:40:47 PM »
They announce the release date today supposedly.

I will definitely NOT order today. I'm not "that guy" - the kind that camps outside the Apple store in my hoodie, skinny jeans and ironic attitude. I save those for Halloween to scare the kids.

Maybe next year if it seems worthwhile. There were some amazing compact cameras announced at Photokina this week. Maybe there is a Sony in my future? We live in interesting times.

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Re: Pizza Photography Tips using Iphone
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2012, 12:42:27 PM »
By the way, to fill out my list of media apps for the iPhone:

Blue FiRe for audio.


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Re: Pizza Photography Tips using Iphone
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2012, 01:04:13 PM »
I will definitely NOT order today. I'm not "that guy" - the kind that camps outside the Apple store in my hoodie, skinny jeans and ironic attitude. I save those for Halloween to scare the kids.

I prefer an ax.
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Re: Pizza Photography Tips using Iphone
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2012, 01:17:36 PM »
With apps, it is easier for me to download and test... Hipstamatic will not help me at this time.

I am trying to use what I have instead of bying another gadget. 

I will try Bill apps.

I will be looking into Iphone 5 too later, after all the hoopla is over.
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Re: Pizza Photography Tips using Iphone
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2012, 01:19:17 PM »
I'm not "that guy" - the kind that camps outside the Apple store in my hoodie, skinny jeans and ironic attitude.
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