Food Photography With My Asus ZenFone 5
There is so much hullaballoo around posting food pictures on social media. I am sure you have probably guessed by now which side of the debate I fall on. This obsession of mine started with taking pictures of the different things, I would try while traveling. No visit to a new place is complete without some sampling of the local cuisines and my travelogue is usually dominated by pictures of what I eat.
I now, have a habit of documenting everything and I mean everything. It is almost as if someone were to ask me how I have gained so much weight, I can reply to them with a detailed pictorial presentation. It is something I love and am completely unapologetic about (I am referring to eating and taking pictures both).
As you can image to capture these moments of gluttony I rely completely on my phone. I need the camera to capture the moment and social media to make everyone jealous (I am kidding about the second part). The tricky bit here is that most restaurants have mood lighting, which does not make it easy to take good pictures. To put my Asus ZenFone 5 to the test, I went for dinner to one of my new favourites in town, Yuuka.
The restaurant is located on one of the top most floors of the Palladium Hotel with sweeping views of the city. At dinner, the place is dimly lit so that you can enjoy the city lights along with the scrumptious meal. I ordered my usual, a whole bunch of maki rolls and some tempura. As you can see from the pictures, the plating is like artwork and very detail oriented.
My Asus ZenFone 5 had survived my day of running around and still had a decent amount of battery life left. It took me a bit of tinkering but I was able to take some amazing pictures. The first few pictures were a little hazy, but once I set the focus right, I got the desired result. I am particularly impressed given the low light. The pictures were all close to 1MB but I have resized them to make them load faster on the blog.
The phone has a 5 inch display so I can see the images properly before transferring them to my laptop. For those of you who are interested in the technical specifications, the phone has a Rear 8 Mega-Pixel Camera with Auto Focus, LED Flash, F2.0 Aperture and a PixelMaster.
I also tried taking pictures with the flash, but prefer the images without the flash. The last image below is a plate of maki rolls that i have captured with the flash on. Overall, I am happy with what the phone has to offer given its competitive pricing. To read my other posts featuring the #MyAsusZenFone please click here.