How to Take Better Pictures of Ice Cream: Phone Tricks

Almost every ice cream shop has a social media page, but not every shop takes the extra steps to improve the quality of the images they post. Even if you are limited to taking pictures on a phone, you can polish up your social media visuals with these simple tips.

Tip#1: Take advantage of natural light in your photos

If you’re shooting outdoors, try to find a spot that’s in direct sunlight. The bright light will help to create contrast and make your ice cream look even more delicious. If you’re shooting indoors, try to position yourself near a window. *If you are using an iPhone, you can use the exposure adjustment to make sure your image isn't too bright or too dark.

Tip #2: Use a phone tripod to avoid blurry photos

If you have a phone tripod, use it! This will help to keep your phone steady and avoid blurry photos. *To make sure your subject is always in focus, you can lock the focus placement by holding your finger on your screen, if you're using an iPhone.

Tip #3: Test out different filters

Most phone photography apps come with filters that can give your photos an extra bit of polish. Experiment until you find a filter that works best for your ice cream shots. Be careful not to use multiple filters, every effective brand has coordinated colors, so using the same filter can make your visuals more consistent.

Tip #4: Try shooting your ice cream from different angles

Get close to your subject and shoot from above or below. You’d be surprised how much of a difference a different angle can make.

Tip #5: Use props and people to diversify your pictures.

If you’re feeling creative, try using props in your photos. A simple bowl of colorful fruit or some fun ice cream cones can add an extra bit of interest to your shots. You can also ask your employees and/or customers to be in your shots, just make sure they are okay with photos being published on social media.

With these tips, you’ll be able to take perfect photos of your ice cream every time! Follow us on social media for more delicious content and business tips.

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About the Author: Tim Porter

Tim is the CEO and people builder of In his free time, he enjoys being with his family, collecting watches, and Classic Mini Coopers.


Our purpose at Frozen Dessert Supplies is "Build People and Deliver Joy." That means that everything we do, from manufacturing to packaging to delivery, is to build you and your business and deliver joy to you. We also strive to build our employees and help them to be better people.

Our paper ice cream cups are made withFDA approved food-safe papercoated in a thin layer ofPE (Polyethylene). Our clear plastic cups, banana split boats, and plastic dome lids are made fromPET (Polyethylene Terephthalate). Our plastic spoons and straws are made fromPP (Polypropylene). Our eco-friendly ice cream cups are made fromFDA approved food-safe papercoated in a thin layer ofPLA (Polylactic Acid). PLA is plastic made from corn starch. Our eco-friendly spoons are also made from PLA. Our eco-friendly wooden spoons are made from FDA approvedsmooth birch wood.