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  • Taste-Buds & Banners: Food Photography to Drool Over

    Oh, honey, we know what you're doing at lunch and dinner. Don't pretend like you don't take pictures of your food and then post it on Instagram. But don't worry, we aren't here to tease. In fact, we encourage it!

    Banners with images of food are great for:

    • Restaurant promotions
    • Food Fairs!
    • Festivals
    • Culinary School
    Take a look below, then grab your camera! It's about to get hot in this kitchen.

    Hungry yet? Me too *sigh*.

    And they all look so good, don't they? It's too bad professional food photographers often use substitutes like motor oil, blowtorches, hairspray, shoe polish and glue to make those tasty food photos look shiny, steaming, and appealing. But hey! They do what they're supposed to: make us want all those dang good foods so bad, we want to jump through the screen to get it.

    Carving Out a New Design

    Glamorous shots of your platefuls of plenty are nice and all, but what I especially like are the fruit & veggie carvers. They can turn any mundane-lookin' fruit and turn it into a masterpiece, like the watermelon below. I love this one, because take a look inside: it's not the outside of the melon that got a makeover!

    Juicy and artistic. Not bad. Here's a couple of other carvings that tickled my fancy.

    Now that those are all done, please excuse me while I go in search of sustenance. All of this food talk has made me hungry beyond belief.

    For more amazing food carvings, check out this article.

    For more professional food photography, here's an article just for you!

  • Perfect Timing: Unexpected Images for Banners

    As I've probably said before, photography is a wonderful thing. You can capture that singular moment in time that can never be recreated. But what's funny, is that sometimes your timing can turn a casual photo into a rip-rolling laugh factory. We're going to take a look at some "perfectly timed photos" to see why they make us giggle, cringe, or leave us in awe.

    Well, ain't this nifty? A crane holding up a moon...how cute. Not only is this kind of beautiful, it can used to send a message: how small our world is when compared to the far reaches of space.

    Shadow tricks are always fun. Had you fooled, huh? Don't worry, she's not really levitating...or IS SHE??'

    "No, I cannot be bothered with tennis! I must dance!" Like I said, rip-rolling laugh factory.

    Alright, let's calm down a bit with this one. Not only is it perfectly timed, but it's also supremely beautiful. A lot can be compared with dancers and blossoms.

    That's just unfortunate.

     

    Why am I showing all of these? As I've said in previous posts, humor goes a long way in this world. When in doubt, make them laugh! A lot of these "perfectly timed photos" you find out there will settle more in the laugh category. For your next custom banner design, research and create some truly heinous but perfectly timed shots to give your customers the giggles.

    Can't get enough? Then head on over to this article from Top Design Magazine.

  • Great Banner Images with Multiplicity Shots

    Crowd shots are fun, but what if you want the same person repeated over and over again?

    Lex Macho Inc.

    Never fear, it can be done! And what's more, you can do it at home with Photoshop. With just one actor/model, a camera, some Photoshop magic and sense of clever product placement, you can create humorous or thought-provoking banner ads while still saving money.

    These aren't just limited to the curious image either: use the same model in different pieces for a fashion spread; a before and after project; or a frightening Halloween-esque picture.

    "We Are One" by Dave Wares

    "Mac Blend" by R. Malayeri

    "Cynthia Venezuela Multiplicity" by Henry G. Anima

    So, for your next banner design, perhaps you can create a multiplicity shot with your newest product in different places around a room. If it's a multi-purpose device, then show  all of its functions at once! Or, as you've seen above with Henry G. Anima's piece, you can create a fashion spread for one look from several different angles.

    Regardless of how you use the technique, make it fun, make it informative, make it yours.

    Check out more than 50 brilliant multiplicity shots from topdesign mag HERE.

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