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Food Photography is a specialty that requires a special skill to produce appetizing images. You definitely need to use a professional food photographer and drink photographer to get it right.
Many industries focus their specialty on a specific diet or food cuisine - vegetarian food, Gluten free food, fast food, seafood, comfort food, organic frozen food or fresh produce.
Photography of such food is designed for advertizing, food packaging, restaurant marketing and e-commerce.
Fast food generally involves photography of the following:
Gourmet food will involve the food photographer photographing fish, meats and luscious desserts that have been finely prepared.
Tradition and Culture of Food
Authentic cuisines are linked directly to the family tradition and lifestyle. Recipes are passed from generation to generation and different cultures have unique comfort foods. Some of these traditions are shared and cherished around the world. Cuisines are distinguished by ingredients used, style of preparation and pairing. Most popular cuisines would be Italian, Mexican, French, Mediterranean, Indian, Middle Eastern and Asian, which can be broken down into Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Korean food. A contemporary trend in cooking presentation is a fusion of these cuisines.