Common uses have included videos of food creation, staged images, as well as advertisements, wall art and menu items for improved menu designs. Click here for a real life example of how SHOTBOX improved the Asa Ramen Shop’s menu.
Taking a photo of an item inside the SHOTBOX gives a sheen and crispness to the food.
The SideShot Arm lights can be used to enhance these effects.
An appetizing picture does not have to include the whole item. Zoomed-out pictures can be effective but so can close-up shots where part of the image is cropped out. This can give the impression of there being a greater quantity of food or simply help the delicious details of the food be visible in your image.
The focus of your camera can also be on a part of the food instead of the whole. For example, instead of simply taking a picture of a bowl of soup, the focus can be a spoonful of the soup to show the contents better.
When it comes to food, a plain white background can make the food feel like it was made in a lab or simply seem unattractive. Backdrops like the SBPrints along with props and decorations can make it feel like the image was taken either in grandma’s kitchen or a restaurant. The décor can also be used to give the image a seasonal setting or a specific mood.
Placing extra ingredients such as fruits next to the food item being digitized can also lure people to your image.
With simple recipes, all the ingredients can be placed in the SHOTBOX to encourage people to replicate a recipe put on a food blog.
Videos can be taken inside the SHOTBOX of parts of the cooking processes - such as mixing ingredients, final touches and decorating desserts - using the top holes, or SideShot Arm, or both.
Visit shotwithshotbox to view examples of these food blogger tips!
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