We first eat with our eyes, right? If it looks good, we want to eat it. We know it and restaurants know it.
Here’s how that fits into the restaurant review process. First, we start with multiple visits to the restaurant. Next, we ask our talented photographer Becky Stein to photograph three of the dishes we sampled.
So, of course, every restaurant will carefully craft each dish for its photo shoot. And, Becky has a few tricks up her sleeve to make any dish look better. Isn’t that what photographers do? They find just the right lighting or angle to make their subject really shine.
But, is there a limit to a photographer’s magic? Consider the photos of the two pizzas above. They were taken at a restaurant I recently reviewed. One is an iPhone snapshot of the pizza I was served (please excuse the bite out of the pizza). The other is the pizza prepared for Becky to photograph.
Same pizza? Clearly not.
I suppose there is a limit to a photographer’s magic.
–by Jenny Turknett, Food & More blog
– Jenny Turknett writes about Southern and Neighborhood Fare for the AJC Dining Team.