Professional Food Photo Retouching

The goal of every photo session is to get it right the first time. 

Judy Doherty

The goal of every one of our photo sessions is to make every detail so perfect that you do not need to retouch. We accomplish this 95% of the time. There is nothing like outputting the perfect shot with little effort. It is easier for us, cheaper for the client, and the image makes us all so happy when it pops! Our motto:  don't plan to PhotoShop it.

The aspects of every photo shoot that can be controlled are composition, light, style, and neatness. When we shoot the images into our laptop it is easy to see and adjust many details quickly. 

But sometimes there are things on a set that are out of everyone's control that are not perfect. Like an exit sign in a beautiful private dining area or a big metal oven bar that doesn't look right in a rotisserie oven shot. Some windows cannot be cleaned on site because no one can reach them. And metal always looks old unless it is brand new. Glass gets extra reflection marks because we cannot use polarization film on every light source in a dining room. Takeout bags or containers sometimes have tiny dents or wrinkles and they need a little smoothing in post processing. The chicken was roasted perfectly but one of the drumsticks is missing a patch of skin. You filled all 15 of the beer glasses to show off your new IPA beer bar and the colors are gorgeous in the frosted glasses but just one of the glasses has a fingerprint near the bottom and no one saw it. Such is the life of working on location in a live restaurant! We have fixed all of these easily and quickly in post processing. We have you covered!

It is good to know that our retouching skills for food are stellar when they are needed in situations like these so you will have your very best shot!  

Here are some examples of our retouching work.

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People eat with their eyes.

Executive Chef Hans Hickel

Some changes are very subtle but they take the photos to a new level by eliminating distractions, editing colors for visual appeal, highlighting the subject, and giving the food a great pop. 

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Here are a few of our favorites that we retouched to make them really stellar masterpieces. Retouching can really polish an image and make it pop. It is not just for hiding exit signs!

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Imagine how happy you will be when your photo project is done and you are proud to show off your website or a new catering brochure to your customers.

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There are 95 million photographs uploaded to Instagram every day. We are here to make sure yours look more delicious than your competitors!

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A food photo retoucher's brush is very subtle. It puts the emphasis on the subject and makes it look delicious.

Judy Doherty

Have a food photo retouching need? Contact us for a free quote or consultation.