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Watch: 10 Sneaky But Clever Tricks Used To Manipulate Food Photography For Ads
By Yoon Sann Wong, 05 Jun 2017
When it comes to photographing food for a product’s packaging or for a print ad, a lot of effort and styling goes into making the dish look perfect.
In the process, food photographers and stylists have cooked up disingenuous methods to bring the photo subject’s best foot forward.
YouTube channel Top Trending covers 10 of these surprising techniques, which include: using mashed potatoes to fill out meat and even serve as a replacement for ice cream; swapping milk with glue so that cereal doesn’t get soggy or sink into the bowl; painting on steak grill marks with shoe polish; coating fruit with deodorant to give it an extra shiny look; using cardboard to separate layers in a cake or burger.
Find out other sneaky techniques used in food advertisements below.
[via Top Trending, images via video screenshot]
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