You may not believe this, but photography of the meals you prepare especially if the photos will be used to create a menu for customers, flyers or even for reviews in magazines or newspapers.
The most important part about learning how to take these photos is to practice. With the right garnishments and table setting, you can make a bologna sandwich look amazing.
If you have watched cooking shows, how many times, do you see photos of prepared meals that did not look yummy? Chefs not only learn how to cook the meals but also how to present them so they look as good as they taste. You never know when a food critic might walk into your restaurant and need to take a photo of his meal. If you want a good review, not only must be the food taste like heaven but it should look presentable and delectable.
From adding sprigs of parsley or shavings of radishes or other garnishments to your meals, you can honestly make a masterpiece right on a plate. Of course, you may not wish to take the photos yourself and hire a professional photographer; however, you must learn to present the meal so it will look as excellent as the hard work you have put into the creation.
Just image serving a six-course meal and every photo taken by the critic comes out perfect and is placed in a magazine with their review. You will certainly be glad that you learned how to present each dish. This may sound crazy, but if you just stack pancakes one on top of the other without any type of garnishment, it will not be fancy at all. Instead, make them lean on one another and add a couple of strawberries or blueberries or any other garnishment.