For me, food photography has to be one of the most complex and technical types of photography in the industry. The ability to bring life and attraction to something you need to convince other to eat is pretty impressive. Steve Giralt has done the impossible by creating one of the most outstanding examples of a deconstructed burger I have ever seen.
In the video below Giralt breaks down how he uses elaborate mechanics in a Phantom 4k, with high speed motion control robot to drop the visual down the burger as it falls into place. It plays out straight ouf of the class McDonald's jingle as cheese, bacon, pickles, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, ketchup, mustard, and a sesame bun drop across frame and into a perfectly placed sandwich below. Though the shot was actually brought together in a few separate takes over a white backdrop, it's still an amazing example of how you can push the limits of technology in photography to bring life to something as simple as a burger. Were you able to see exactly where each clip was spliced together to create the excellent timing of it all?
Check out the full BTS video below and let me know what you think.