Every kind of photography has its own sets of difficulties and specific tricks that those photographers use in order to make their job a bit easier and make their photos the best that they can possibly be. For the most part, these differences are just that, differences, one is not generally much more difficult than any other. The exception though being food photography. Up until only a few decades ago, companies wouldn’t even use actual photographs of their food because it was just too difficult to make the food look appealing in a way that was going to do them any good in their photographs. This has all changed now that food photographers have far better equipment than they did previously and there are constantly new tricks that are coming out on how to make food photography look better.
If you are looking for a food photographer for packaging, menus, advertisements, magazine or cookbooks, they might use any of a whole set of tricks used by the industry to make sure that your food looks so good that you could lick the picture. Food photographer Yechiel Orgel is one of the bigger food photography professionals in New York City and has done work for all different kinds of teas, coffees, juices, alcohols, breakfast foods and fruits. During this process, Orgel has learned like many photographers before them all about the different ways that we have been able to change food photography from the unthinkable to the amazingly artistic.
While there are many different styling techniques for food photography that can help many different types of food reach a number of different style goals, some of the best working and most well known food photography techniques are that are necessary for food photography are: creating steam with a combination of chemicals, spraying food with different mixtures of water, corn syrup of other liquids, using different browning or tanning agents, food replacement such as using heavy cream instead of milk or a combination of powdered sugar, shortening and corn syrup for ice cream. While the goal is always to show our food as real as possible, there are some times when the heat from the cooking lamps or the necessary amount of time make it impossible to use the real thing. With some of these food photography tricks, your food photographer like Yechiel Orgel can make sure that your company’s food shots look fantastic and are going to do what it needs to do in order to appeal to your audience and make sure that your advertising push or your product placement is going to get you the effects that you are looking for when you set up your photo shoot. With the new tricks and tools from food photographers, our ability to show the best side of our food and beverages is only going to get better. There are still so many creative jumps that can be made and ways for food photographers to improve up what we thought was possible for the way that we share our creation and our passion with others.