Retouching Food Photos is Simple as Pie

Sometimes, ideal conditions don't exist. Take for instance the photo on the left. It was a glorious day with a blue sky. The sunlight was still soft and the sun was in the right place in the sky. However, the pie's pudding was a bit wet and the graham cracker crust uncooperative. With photo retouching, a fine line exists between a realistic photo and perfection gone too far.  We strive to retouch an image to the point that a realistic photo could have been taken under ideal conditions. To achieve this after-the-fact, we removed the dripping pudding and smoothed out…

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When You Want People in Your Photos

Stories about modeling agencies and models for hotel and resort photo shoots swing in either direction. At all costs avoid thinking beautiful people will be staying at your hotel or visiting your restaurant and for the cost of dinner or a few drinks you can talk them into being models for your photo shoot. In more than 25 years of being involved with photo shoots, I’ve only seen that happen once and we shot from behind two people as they toasted the sunset. We got lucky. Can you have bad experiences with contracted modeling services? Absolutely. Case #1 The…

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Picture This…

Time and again, we’ve seen our hotel and resort clients use a photographer from the franchise’s list of approved vendors, others that they hire to grab a quick shot and employees that snap photos, too. APPROVED VENDORS You would assume that they know what they’re doing. You would assume that with the amount of money paid that the results would be perfect, especially since they are on an approved list. Not so. You would assume that you could give the “professional photographer” a long leash since they know what they are doing and are supposedly experts, right? Not so…

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