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Old 03-27-2008, 02:35 AM
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Re: food retouching

Don't get to work with an empty stomach ! i lasted only 15 min before i went outside to order chinese food yesterday... and yes i was retouching asian food. XD
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:00 AM
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Re: food retouching

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Don't get to work with an empty stomach ! i lasted only 15 min before i went outside to order chinese food yesterday... and yes i was retouching asian food. XD
Wow I have the opposite experience. There is always too much food on the set lots of snacks and both breakfast and lunch.

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Old 05-06-2009, 04:45 PM
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Re: food retouching

Hi, hate to say this but you don't know what has to be done until you start working with that particular photographer and client. With food, in general it has to look inviting and appetizing. That range of "looks" can be quite wide. It's hard to tell you what to do because you really don't know what they are going for. Pay attention to how the set-up is lit and what the photographer is saying to the client and vice versa. Pick up clues and go with it. I would do a rough (but nice) of the first shot and get an opinion from the photographer and client if it's OK. Then you'll know what to do. See, it all goes back to the weight of experience. I can tell you that food can be difficult. As for the extra calories, better believe it. I did a job with chocolate once so when we were done, so was I. That was a nice day. Some RT jobs are better than others and Nancy knows what I'm talking about.
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:11 AM
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Re: food retouching

HI, First post! Here go's

I have been a london based food retoucher for 3 years now, and the only advice I could give that hasnt already been said, is to not go to over board on the cleaning. Only remove what is distracting, the cleaner food is the less tasty it looks, and thats the aim, a tasty looking picture not a perfect still life shot.

hope it helps.
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:07 PM
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Hi Mr. Bloodygeese;
You nailed it. How many times have you seen heavy handed RT that makes everything look artificial and ugly. Easy does it. Knowing what that means is my whole point to what I really believe in. Ya' gotta' have patients and get the experience to know when it good. Each thing (food, cars, jewelry, architecture, etc.) have their own basic requirements. Ya' gotta' put in the time to make a dime. What can I say, I'm a poet.
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PS: Nice name, reminds me of home. Long story. A.
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:55 PM
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Re: food retouching

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There is some food on my pbase (...if you consider fruits to be food).

http://www.pbase.com/mvc/food

Most of it was for packaging and had to be a bit illustration-like (where there is no before photo, its actually completely illustrated). So I doubt if it will be of any help.

There is of course a difference if you retouch food for packaging, a cookbook or other applications.
Hey very nice stuff. Can u say the process in which u've done the orange please?
http://www.pbase.com/mvc/image/81431589

Thanks
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Old 06-25-2010, 02:15 AM
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Re: food retouching

I'm a specialist food photographer and one of the trends I've noticed lately is to make food shall we say, less perfect, than in previous decades. Today we tend to try and make the food look more natural and less stylist enhanced, as if the average mum had prepared the dish (of course, the average mum couldn't prepare the dish anything close to what we actually present but we need to create the illusion). In short - don't over retouch, ensure there's a good stylist and a food photographer that's actually a food photographer (there's a lot of wannabes out there these days).
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