Professional food photographers have a lot of secrets on how to make perfect photos to attract consumers to buy fast food. It's not magic, the tricks are really easy and cool. We share some of the secrets on how to make perfect food photos.
Here are mind-blowing photo tricks you need to know:
- When you buy French fries, they look so disappointing. To make a perfect photo of French fries you will need kitchen sponge and toothpicks
- It's really hard to make a good photo of a cake as cream melts so fast and layers look not so good. To make a perfect photo of a cake the layers are replaced with bread. And cardboard is used to keep cake layers dry. The same trick is used to make a perfect photo of sandwiches. Whipped cream is usually replaced with shaving foam and toothpick is used to secure a cherry
- Same situation we have with an ice-cream as it's really difficult to make a photo of an ice-cream as it melts so fast. Instant mashed potatoes are usually used instead of ice-cream. Sounds crazy? Mashed potatoes are usually colored with food coloring
- Baby powder is used to give grapes matte look
- Photographers add aspirin to soft drinks to look them refreshing and fizzy
Learn how to check the quality of the food: a few drops of iodine will show if the mayonnaise you bought in the supermarket is natural. A glass of hot water will help you to distinguish real butter from margarine. As high-quality butter is made from cream or milk and it will melt in water, unlike the margarine.
Finally, you will find weird but cool recipes of black ice-cream and vegan caviar.

00:14 Secrets of food commercials
02:38 Crazy way to make ice-cream photos
06:17 How to check if your honey is natural
09:01 Homemade black ice cream
09:47 White strawberry trick
10:26 Fake caviar recipe

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