We see food photography everywhere, whether it’s featured in the morning adverts on TV or on a recipe site. And without a doubt, these kinds of images are satisfying, mouth-watering and ignite curiosity.
How do they make the beef look so juicy?
How is that burger not falling apart?
Well, carry on reading our blog to learn a few tricks of the trade.
Photography Hack #1 – Cardboard
Ever wondered how they add height to a stack of pancakes? The answer: Cardboard is used in between the pancakes.
Photography Hack #2 – Toothpicks
Just like in a restaurant, photographers will use toothpicks to hold ingredients in place. Clever right?
Photography Hack #3 – Glue
The milk in cereal ads always looks so thick and creamy. Well, that’s because they actually use glue as it holds the cereal without making it soggy.
Photography Hack #4 – Mashed potato
Real ice cream would melt instantly under the heat of studio lights, which is why a lot of photographers will favour mashed potato with food colouring as a substitute.
Photography Hack #5 – Shaving Cream
Similarly to ice cream, whipped cream also melts. So photographers will use shaving cream to replicate a perfect whip on top of their pies.
Photography Hack #6 – Cotton Wool Balls
The food is almost never hot. Instead, wet cotton wool balls are microwaved then tucked behind the food to give the illusion of a steam-filled shot.
Photography Hack #7 – Bowls x2
In real life, your soup garnishes will often sink to the bottom. The solution? Photographers will place a smaller bowl upside down) inside the bigger one to hold the garnishes up.
There are plenty more food photography hacks out there, but these are just a few of our favourites.
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