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El Jardin Mexican Cuisine San Diego CA Photographer

I loved photographing El Jardin, mexican restaurant, for San Diego Magazine.  Their food is vibrant and beautiful and most importantly, delicious! The presentation is a photographer’s dream come true… very graphic and full of texture. I decided to play off  the bright look and feel of the ambience of the restaurant and food, and photograph some of the dishes on a bright blue background in order to give more pop to the overall image and make the viewer’s eye go straight to the food. Sometimes less is more with backgrounds. For lighting, I decided to do something a bit more harsh to play with the shadow’s and texture a bit more. I never want them to distract away from the food or beverage I photograph, but instead help complete the image.

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