Food Photographer Cheshire

Food Styling & Photography for Cheshire Restaurants

We offer food photography for Cheshire restaurants and hospitality businesses. Treacle Hospitality Marketing is based in Bollington on the outskirts of Macclesfield. If you are looking to update your website or social media without spending a small fortune, we can help. We can work with you out of our Bollington studio, or visit you at your business. Whether you are looking for staff head shots, food photos, product photography or creative shots we can help. Our social media photo packages start from £99.

If you are need of some inspiration, take a look at our Foodspiration feed. You will get some great ideas on food styling and photography. Also head over and meet us on Instagram and Facebook for more news and current projects.

Our Top 10 Food Photography Tips

  1. Ensure that you have enough time, space and resource before embarking on a photography project. You will ideally have one person cooking and plating, whilst the other person is doing the photography
  2. Take the photo at the highest resolution you can. You may want to use the images in print advertising, posters or banners. You can scale a large photo down, but you cannot size a small image up – it will become very pixelated!
  3. Develop your own style in keeping with your brand. You need to think about how you want the food to look and ensure that it is representative of what your customer will actually get
  4. Use props that actually reflect the true life experience. People don’t like to be misled even if a seemingly innocent representation
  5. What background will you use? Will you take the photo with accessories in the background ie cutlery, glassware etc or keep it simple?
  6. Consider the angle of the photo – what looks best with your dishes? Play around until you find the best angle and then try and keep a consistent theme throughout your photos. A current popular trend for taking food photos is overhead, directly looking down at the dish
  7. Use your showstopping dish to create a WOW! With the best will in the world, it would be great to have a photo of every dish that you make, but this would not be maintainable unless you have a very small or limited menu
  8. Try and think about 6-10 product shots of your most attractive dishes. The food should make someone’s mouth water and make them hit the Reservation or Enquiry button
  9. Ensure the food looks enticing, colourful and not dried out or limp on the plate
  10. Ensure that the food is plated/presented very carefully, literally arranging everything so that it is camera ready

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