I took some food photos at a local bar/restaurant/saloon as part of their re-branding efforts spearheaded by my friend Jeff Moss. Jeff’s vision for the place turned out awesome! They have a new look, a new, better menu, a cleaner more inviting place to want to visit, great merchandise and more customers spending more money ( the obvious goal! ) The new restaurant is called 40 Rod, a slang term for dangerous whisky. Check out their web site here. We set up the food shots going for a road house feel. I used one of the dark wood bars as a backdrop, and lit the food fairly brightly. The idea was to make photos that make you want to order those items. I thought the light was a little too clean, so I looked around and decided to take a neon sign off the wall to add some colorful ambient light. I think it did the trick.
Here are some of the selects, a couple of BTS shots, and a few shots of the final products -
A look at the set up, but the neon was not on yet.
Jeff doing a lighting test!
A portrait of the most excellent art director!
Menu pages! Jeff did such an awesome job on these. The photos really pop off the page.
A close up of one of the pages.
Screen shots of the website. There is a rotating gallery of shots of the food and the upcoming bands in the center of the main page.