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Top 7 food Photography Hacks a Restaurateurs should Know

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Top 7 food Photography Hacks a Restaurateurs should Know

Advertised food rarely look exactly like the real food they're selling in their store. In the adverts they look delicious, freshly cooked and appetizing and make us feel like getting in their shops and make an order. The only thing that is common is that they both are edible. Well not really.

Most of the time photographers use actual ingredients to do the photo shoot. But that doesn’t always work! The secret of a successful food photo shoot is the alternatives that save us from a disaster. The question is how can they do it?

1. Motor Oil Pancake!

This may sound really strange to anyone who reads this. Even will not agree with this. Use motor oil instead of syrup for the pancakes.

Because actual syrup is usually too light in color to show up in photos, therefore most of the professionals often use motor oil. What’s more: They also spray the pancakes with scotch guard to keep the oil from soaking in.

2. Use a Mug

Capturing the freshness and thickness of a soup is not an easy task. What if there are elements placed on top of the soup? The trick is simple. Use a mug at the bottom of the soup bowl to make that the asparagus floats on top of the soup which also gives a hint on the thickness of the soup.

3. Potato Ice Cream

Ice cream faces the biggest challenge in photography. How can we capture an ice cream that looks like a creamiest and dreamiest ice creams of all times while holding them from melting for 10 minutes?

I’m sure you have never thought of this trick and it’s quite practical. Photographers use mash potato and food colorings to show the consistency and the thickness and also to avoid melting the ice cream under lights.

4. Sticky Cereal

I’m sure we all know what happens to our cereal ball after a miniature adding the mink. If we want to feel the crunchiness we will probably swallow up everything at a stretch.

It’s very had to capture a mouthwatering crunchy looking dish if you want to use both milk and cereal together.

You can’t drop the cereal, that’s your core product. Then what’s left. Milk. Yes! What photographers do to rectify this situation is they use a binder glue instead to keep the cereal remain on the surface and dry.

5. Whip Shaving Cream

Same as ice cream it will melt and loose its luster in few minutes under those glaring lights.so instead photographers commonly use shaving cream! Well that’s a good alternative. It has the looks and it has doesn’t melt. What else do you want to click a perfectly shaped whip cream topping?

6. Cold Beverages

Same as ice cream ice cubes in a drink will melt and spilt a drink shot. What professionals do is they use plastic ice cubes (usually acrylic) to avoid spoiling the drink. And to get that frosted look on the glass, spray it with a dulling spray or give it a sprits with water spray.

7. Cotton Smoke

Most of the food that is advertised in the commercials looks freshly cooked steaming dishes. Do you think they actually cooked this 5 min back? Most of the dishes used for photoshoots may be sitting there for hours and how can they come with the smoke. Well.

It’s a popular secret. The wet cotton balls. Heating up a wet cotton ball in the microwave is one the classic tricks used by most of the food photographers do demonstrate smoke.

That was some ingesting information isn’t it?

And one special advice. Keep away from children and remember not to eat them.

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