Whether you are taking photos with a DSLR or a smart phone, there are a few tips to help you produce great food photos.
1. Turn off your flash! Natural light is the best light to use for food shots.
2. Place your plate by a window but not in direct sun. Note where the light is coming from and aim accordingly to avoid shadows. If there is not enough light, instead of a flash use a continuous light source.
3. Try different angles. Shoot from different sides and even from above.
4. Take time to plate the food neatly.