KETO Cheeseburger gets a Mcdonalds Photoshoot #nationalcheeseburgerday
Sep 19, 2019 | By: Scooter Roth
Keto Cheeseburger gets a Mcdonalds Photoshoot
I recently joined my wife on the keto diet. Yesterday as you know was National Cheeseburger Day and naturally I googled alternatives to the classic bun as keto is a low to no carb diet. Hamburgers buns are extremely high carb so while the rest of the cheeseburger is safe the bun has to go.
When looked for alternatives to the classic bun I noticed the images were all over the place and nothing like the classic McDonalds cheesburger photo we all know famously.
As an Event Photographer I rarely do product photography so I researched how Mcdonalds goes about doing their advertising photos and thought it would be cool to give a go at making a keto friendly cheeseburger a professional photo shoot.
Here is what I learned -
1. By law they have to use the same ingredients as what they provide to customers unlike pancake commercials use motor oil instead of syrup so it looks thick.
2. They put the ketchup in little vial to add it to the visual part of the photo. That was a cool trick.
3. They only cook the outside edges of the burger so the middle doesn't condense (this is why the actual ones we get in our order look thinner lol)
4. I need to up my photoshop skills lol
It was a fun little photo project to try and glad i had fun. Leave a comment if you ever were inspired by a trendy hashtag to do an impromptu photo shoot