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by Michael Zhang, PetaPixel

The foods you buy in the store and at restaurants are never as tasty as they look in advertising photos, but what many people might not know is that you probably wouldn’t enjoy eating the foods seen in those pictures. The reason is because commercial food photographers use all kinds of non-edible products to cleverly make food look delicious in front of a lens. Here’s a 9-minute video on 10 of those tricks.

Here are the 10 different techniques covered by Top Trending in the video and a longer list of different things you can use in food photography.