Meatballs impress the camera

I’ve always been in love with my mother’s meatball recipe. For this assignment we were asked to create a video slideshow that demonstrates a process.

Since I was a child, I have watched my mother cook the Italian classic on Sunday afternoons. In this video, I attempt to demonstrate how my mother makes the delicious meal.

While I was documenting my mother cook I was sure to shoot from a variety of angles. In the video, there are photos up close to the food and some that are a bit further away. This makes the video much more entertaining. I used my iPhone 6s, which takes impressive quality photographs.

Another thing I did was be sure to shoot behind the light so the photos were not overexposed.

When it was time to edit the photos in Photoshop, my favorite tool was the crop tool. I wanted to get rid of all the unnecessary action in the background so the viewer could only see the food. I think this added emphasis.

I darkened some of the photos of the raw meat in order to make it look a bit more appetizing. I realized during my editing process that food can sometimes look squeamish if it is not photographed well.

How to make meatballs from Maria Castellucci on Vimeo.

 

 

Restore the beauty

This aged photo was full of holes and stains. Per our assignment instructions, I used Photoshop tools to not only get rid of them but I also toned the photo to add brightness and contrast.

I got rid of the stains and holes by using the eyedropper tool. This tool allows you to replicate a color and place it somewhere else on the photo.

I noticed that the young woman was also faded from age. Her face lacked clarity and appeal. Therefore, I used the dodge tool to lighten under her eyes. I also added some light pink blush to her cheekbones to brighten her complexion. I think overall the photo looks much better.

Before:

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After:

Photo Restoration