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Food photography in Frankfurt and the surrounding area

Food photography is the name given to the photographic representation of individual foods up to entire menu representations or cooking situations.

Cooking is not always the same when it comes to food photography.

As is well known, professional food photography has gained its place in social media. However, it also has many other different uses in which it plays an important role as well. If you've ever tried making good-looking meals at home, you've probably realized that you don't necessarily look as good in the picture as you do in real life. Either the food doesn't look crunchy or the dish itself just doesn't look as appetizing as you thought it would and you just don't understand why.

This is simply because food photography often involves the work of a professional food stylist, because many factors have to be taken into account that make the dish or food appear fresh, lively and delicious in the picture. Of course, you can create your own food photos yourself, but you need to follow a few tips and tricks to get better results.

In professional food photography, processing begins with the preparation of the shoot.

It is not simply cooked as in an ordinary situation, but the preparation of the food and the arrangement of the dish on the plate have been well thought out. For example, some ingredients that you would otherwise cook together or mix in the pan are prepared individually and with care, so that they retain their beautiful natural form. The food must not be fried completely and is often finished before the actual cooking time is over so that it remains crisp.

Grilled vegetables must be placed carefully on the grill and must not slip, so that the grill stripes can be seen exactly on the picture. When chopping, you also have to think about which cut is best for each ingredient and gives it a visually advantageous shape.

In fact, quite a lot has often been posed in food photography, which means that special techniques are also used.

A clear example of this is steam, which is mostly artificially generated, because real steam cannot be used properly with a camera for the simple reason that it fogs up the lenses. Fruits and vegetables are sprayed with water so that the pearlescent droplets bring out the luster of the surface, making the colors shine and giving a fresh impression. The drinks are arranged in rows and artificial ice cubes enhance the light effect. The salad is carefully and thoughtfully arranged using tweezers and cotton swabs.

So when it comes to food photography, cooking is not just cooking, there are more factors to consider than just the taste of the food. However, it is possible, with the help of certain techniques and a certain photographic know-how, to let your dishes shine in the picture in their full glory. When preparing, always keep in mind how each individual element of the dish and its composition looks on the plate and how it might look in the picture.
Professional food backgrounds

The right photo background is essential to show off your products to their best advantage

Photo backgrounds, photo backgrounds and special backdrops in concrete look, made of wood, rust look, shabby chic and used look.

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Patrick is not only a photographer but also a guide, taking his clients on a novel journey into the world of food photography. Patrick was born in Mobile, Alabama and later moved to Frankfurt am Main. Its roots are a deep and passionate understanding of food. He learned his earliest and most valuable lessons from his mother, who was very knowledgeable about food production. The dishes she cooks every day use seasonal ingredients that not only add creativity but also an exceptional flavor note. Patrick still uses her lessons in preparing the dishes he photographs today.

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Patrick Schmetzer

Creativity is a very important part of my life. It is the discovery, the holding on, the letting flow of what the heart feels and sees in a certain moment, it is the experience, the understanding, the learning and essentially the practice of the freedom of being, of living, of thinking.

Born in February 1990, USA. Living in Frankfurt am Main. Photography & film has been my hobby since I was 14 years old. Since 2014 I have been professionally dedicated to photography & videography.

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