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Slagel Farm NY Strip-Steak Black Garlic Bordelaise, Foraged Mush

We Eat With Our Eyes!!!!!

We eat with our eyes!!!

Restaurateurs get photos of your menu selections and only pay for what you like!!!

Satisfaction guaranteed, no charge if you are not
satisfied.
Photos done at your location, at your convenience
Photos are optimized for all Social Media
Photos are optimized for your Website
Photos are searchable/findable via Search Engines
such as Google, Yahoo or Bing
Photos can be further optimized for prints and
other marketing tools

Photos taken at your restaurant of the meals of your choice. Review photos electronically. If don’t like them you pay nothing. Or choose the photos you like and only pay for those photos.

PS: Filename Convention, an image named DCS87799 or img.01019.jpeg will be buried by search engines while ‘Roasted Leg of Lamb’ has search-ability in search engines (i.e. Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc). All photos have GPS coding to your location address. Photos are sized to the specific requirements for the media you choose and your website (adherence to file/image load requirements).

AGAIN, IF DON’T LIKE THE PHOTOS YOU PAY NOTHING. ONLY PAY FOR AND GET PHOTOS YOU LIKE!!!

Samples of my work can be found atwww.larryrichey.smugmug.com/Food-Photography

Self Nutrition Data – Know What You EAT!!!

Self nutrition data know what you eat. I found this site while reviewing and looking into the ingredients I was using to brine my food. I was looking to get more information on the health benefits of brining and the ingredients. And damn, this article virtually leaped out at me. Thus I decided to share it. Self Nutrition Data is is good to know. Here’s the site;

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/spices-and-herbs/9743/2

 

Sliders - Bacon - Carmelized Onion - Blue Cheese Fondue

Restaurateurs get photos of your menu selections and only pay for what you like!!!

Restaurateurs get photos of your menu selections and only pay for what you like!!!

Satisfaction guaranteed, no charge if you are not satisfied.

Photos done at your location, at your convenience

Photos are optimized for all Social Media

Photos are optimized for your Website

Photos are searchable/findable via Search Engines such as Google, Yahoo or Bing

Photos can be further optimized for prints and other marketing tools

Photos taken at your restaurant of the meals of your choice. Review photos electronically. If don’t like them you pay nothing. Or choose the photos you like and only pay for those photos.

PS:         Filename Convention, an image named DCS87799 or img.01019.jpeg will be buried by search engines while ‘Roasted Leg of Lamb’ has search-ability in search engines (i.e. Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc). All photos have GPS coding to your location address. Photos are sized to the specific requirements for the media you choose and your website (adherence to file/image load requirements).

AGAIN, IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE PHOTOS YOU PAY NOTHING. ONLY PAY FOR AND GET PHOTOS YOU LIKE!!!

 

Samples of my work can be found on my website www.larryrichey.smugmug.com/Food-Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Importance of Good Food Photography Today

The camera in my cell phone, or my digital camera is good enough to take pictures of my restaurant’s food, so why do I need to hire a professional food photographer to take the pictures, where is my ROI or return on investment in this?

This is a common misconception in the industry among even the most elite restaurants, catering companies, cafés and bakeries throughout the world. The truth of the matter is simple, as most food stylists say, “Food goes in through the eyes first…”, in-a-nutshell, both figuratively and literally, there is no comparison to a well thought-out photo that has just the right balance of lighting, appropriate angles and composition.

Various studies also shows that when you compare a quality photograph of a food item next to a quick photo taken with your cell phone or camera, the purchase rate of the quality photo will sell more food than the one that isn’t as good looking.

So this leads us to the usage of stock photography versus custom photography. Usually stock photography looks great, but the downside to this is simple, your menu’s photography will look generic and it won’t be unique to your restaurant.

If you hire a professional food photographer like us, then you get a personalized photo that no other restaurant will have and it will also be true to your serving size and reflect your restaurant’s true ambiance.

http://www.raymondwerner.com/tools-a-resources/articles/the-importance-of-good-food-photography-in-todays-challenging-economy

 

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Food Photography; Are You Serious with those Pictures of Food on Your Facebook Page, Google Plus, Pinterest and Website of the Food Served at Your Restaurant?????

 

Do the pictures of the food served at your restaurant, Bistro, etc. look edible? Are you just taking a picture and hoping the viewer will make out what the food is supposed to be? Or are you saying ‘they’ll figure out what this meal is’. And how much is this helping your business??? Studies show that visual acuity is important to consumers, buyers and especially those who dine. Locals, travelers, and other restaurant goers find restaurants mostly online. Are these really the pictures you want them to see of the food served at your restaurant?

Here are a few excerpts for ‘The Power of Visual Communication’

What we see has a profound effect on what we do, how we feel, and who we are. Through experience and experimentation, we continually increase our understanding of the visual world and how we are influenced by it. Psychologists have demonstrated that 93% of communication is nonverbal. Studies find that the human brain deciphers image elements simultaneously, while language is decoded in a linear, sequential manner taking more time to process. Our minds react differently to visual stimuli.

When it comes to quick, clear communication, visuals trump almost every time.

The very same visual elements that we are indelibly drawn to and so quickly absorb not only communicate data more efficiently and effectively but also affect us emotionally.

J. Francis Davis, an adult educator and media education specialist, captured it well when he said, “…in our culture pictures have become tools used to elicit specific and planned emotional reactions in the people who see them.” Visuals are not only excellent communicators but also quickly affect us psychologically and physiologically.

The ability of visual stimuli to communicate and influence is undeniable and inescapable. Through evolution, human beings are compelled to view and disseminate visuals

So visuals are processed 60,000 times faster than text, graphics quickly affect our emotions, and our emotions greatly affect our decision-making. If most of our decisions are based on relatively quick intuitional judgment and emotions, then how many decisions are influenced by visually appealing, easily digested pictures? Get the picture????

As aspiring food photography I had to post this. I am seeing way too many bad pictures of food advertised by restaurants either on their Facebook Page, Google Plus Page, Pinterest Clipboard or on their website or on a webpage they subscribe to for restaurant listings. Hey, guys like me can help you. You owe it to yourself, your business and future customer opportunity. Post better pictures or I should say real photographs of your food offerings on your digital media.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/harmon-leon/bad-restaurant-food-photo_1_b_2857138.html

http://www.billiondollargraphics.com/infographics.html