How to take quality smartphone photos of all that bread you're baking

Sun's out, crumbs out

Show of hands — who’s been baking bread during the pandemic?

Thought so!

Bread making has become very popular in the last couple of months, and people are experimenting with sourdough for the first time or trying their hands at fougasse and other types of artisan loaf, right on down to the humble white sandwich bread.

In the spirit of sharing our bakes on social media, I’m sticking with the smartphone as my camera of choice.

Last time I mentioned using a neutral background for food photography and I wanted to explain that a bit more with some visuals, using bread as a centerpiece.

Here are three commonly used choices. These loaves can all be found at Rustic Hearth Bakery on Mount Vernon Road in Cedar Rapids.