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Birmingham Restaurant & Menu Photographer.

 

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YRSFood. Birmingham Food Photography.

Birmingham Restaurant & Menu Photography - YRSFood Images.

Restaurant & Menu Photographer. One of the perks in our job is working with some of the UK's most talented chefs, where food is more than food, it's an art-form. YRSFood, Birmingham food photography.

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YRSFood. Food Photographer.YRSFood, Restaurant Food Photographer Birmingham. As a food photographer and photography studio, many of our food photography clients are restaurant owners. For them, their menu is their only weapon to beat off the high street competition. They do not have huge budgets to decorate premises or market themselves. They are often known by a single reputation, word of mouth and have an extremely loyal customer base, spreading the word - that their menu is excellent and the chef's skill unique.

So bringing that experience to restaurant leaflets, menu cards, advertising features and anything else such as their website, is incredibly difficult as it is 'experience' driven. That's why we take a lot of care when taking photographs of menu subjects - how the food is styled, the colour pallet of the dish, the use of covers to lift the dish or promote a style of dining, the lighting of the dish - even the use of the tableware.YRSFood, Food Photographer.

YRSFood, Birmingham Menu & Restaurant Photographer.


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Birmingham food photography. Award winning food photographer, successful throughout the United Kingdom, based in Staffordshire & West Midlands. As a professional food photography business, we help companies, food business owners, entrepreneurs and food media with our simple approach to food photography, also our fixed price service packages. YRSFood, Food Photographer Birmingham.

YRSFood, Birmingham Restaurant Food & Menu Photographer.


YRSFood, Birmingham Hospitality PhotographyWe are asked over an over again, how many dishes can we shoot in an hour or a morning... the answer is how well prepared are you as the menu owner - chef or business owner that is. Some dishes have to be cooked to order - this takes time so add that time to the shoot time. Others yes, you can prep so its a matter of assembling these to order only - again time. You as chef or owner will have an idea as per the dish how long this takes. Then add 10-20 minutes for a simple shoot. Complex shoot longer. We're not shooting cartons so its not a fast moving experience. That aside, the next question we as is how would you like it styling, composition and we need to understand how you need to use the image so we take it correctly.... So above all a little planning is needed when booking a menu or restaurant food shoot. We're here to help you with that. A chat with chef also helps enormously. YRSFood, the Birmingham Food Photographer.YRSFood, Birmingham Food Photography.

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Menu photography. It's all about the plate... or is it?.

YRSFood, Birmingham Hospitality PhotographyA lot of menu photography is simply zoomed in shots of the plate contents. Fine if the dish being photographed is intricate but if your dish is chilli, the self levelling puddle in the middle of the plate just doesn't look good. So it's the angle of the plate that is of interest and if necessary pulling back and showing a little of the tableware may be a better option - so it's not just the plate when it comes to menu photography.

Then there is the issue of studio lighting for the restaurant image or would you prefer natural light... It's safe to say that food photography is not just about taking a photograph of the plate and this is often the mistake so many chefs make when they take images of their dishes themselves using the cook lamp in the kitchen and their phone - it really doesn't do their exception skill any justice at all. Lighting... what else?

The plate needs dressing, the image styling and above all a little composition. Yes a vertical plate shot may work but only with perfect lighting - so on most occasions a more creative approach is needed and we find the best approach is a combination of two experts - the chef and the food photographer!YRSFood, Birmingham Food Photography.

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Restaurant Photography. About enjoying food.

YRSFood, Food PhotographyThis area of restaurant photography is very quickly moving to Facebook captured images - and it should do, as hiring a photographer all the while is impossible! People enjoying your establishment should be captured real-time and with real people. The only problem is that some of the images may be of poor quality due to lighting or the consumption of a few drinks!

That's why some of our clients bring us a long for the less busy times - lunch times perhaps not evenings - to engage with your customers and gently document the atmosphere.

A lot of the times, however, we suggest bringing in models to act the process. Why?

Model release forms (and now GDPR), to put a finer point on it. To get a close up image and not a crowd image that is professionally taken, requires a signed model release form, which gives you as the establishment owner their permission to use the image. So to get around that most clients use their staff, friends and even family to create a table level atmosphere which we photo-shoot. YRSFood, Restaurant Food Photographer Birmingham.YRSFood, Birmingham Food Photography.

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Restaurant Photography. What happens... ?

YRSFood, Food PhotographyNormally we advise a chat with chef if we can - nothing lengthy a quick telephone chat is normally all it YRSFood, Food Product  Photography.takes and a shoot list from you in advance of the call - so we can understand what it is we're shooting and the implications of this - will it melt very quickly and loose form? How does the sauce change over 20 minutes shoot time? Will anything wilt or spoil over the shoot time? Do we need to bring things to style around the dish etc? Tthen comes the logistics beyond prop use and torage (have we car access even), we need to work in about 3m square of space as the gear can get a little cumbersome. Some lighting may be used even if natural lighting is the main source - as a balance in sometimes dark eating environments of the restaurant. then there is space for the IT - yes you see the image before we take it on PC as everything is tethered. YRSFood, Birmingham Food Photography.

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YRSFood. Birmingham Menu, Restaurant, Food Packaging & Food Product Photographer.

YRSFood, the Birmingham food photographer.

YRSFood, photography for food businesses in West Midlands.
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