I mean we all knew that, the McDouble really doesn't look as impressive in person then it does on the drive thru menu. But you might not realize just how far food photographers go to get the money shot. And just to clear the air, no you posting your Artichoke pizza slice to Instagram with #foodporn does not make you a food photographer.
Thats right, the delicious, sticky goo dripping off pancakes on the IHop menu ad probably isn't actually syrup...or even edible. Its more then likely motor oil! Shocker right, but the motor oil can photograph way better then our beloved maple syrup.
Ice cream sunday ads are mouthwatering, especially banana split ads. But did you even think about how the ice cream scoops would melt under all the heat laps and time it takes the get the perfect picture? So instead of ice cream scoops, the clever photographers use mashed potato scoops!
That perfectly grilled burger
Mouth watering right? To bad in reality that patty usually isn't even cooked! Instead the meat gets its lovely, cooked to perfection brown from shoe polish.
Not gonna lie I don't really get this one, they could just actually grill it, but what do I know?
Fresh and bright Veggies
Honestly half the fun of wanting veggies is seeing how amazing and colorful they. Plus just staring at veggies makes you feel healthier. But to keep that shine the whole photo-shoot the veggies get a little help from models best friend, hairspray.
Thats right, just a quick few sprits and the hairspray will leave the veggies looking fresh picked, not old and dried out.