Corner Bakery Cafe

A small sampling of some of the work I’ve done for Corner Bakery Cafe in the past. My goal in most of my retouching is to alter as little as possible, unless the client, in this case BrandCory, directs me otherwise. So with excellent food stylists & photographer Dick Patrick, you’ll see that most of these image changes are color related. If some of the croppings seem odd, it’s due to the way they use some of the images, as well as overlaying headlines, tall posters, wide register signs, and everything in between.

PLEASE Note and USE the <SLIDERS> to see Before & After images. Best viewed on a desktop!

I warmed it up overall by using subtle color shifts. This helped set the mood for this dramatic cover shot. In addition, I added some steam from my private steam library. 😉


Multiple shots of syrup dripping, probably around 7, were used to compose this image.


I brought a lot more warmth to this spring table shot, and it livened up the tea quite a bit.


I’m going to go out on a limb with this statement. If you’ve ever seen a picture that looks appetizing and has blueberries in it, it’s been retouched. There I said it, I can’t take it back. It’s posted on the internet, after all. Feel free to email appetizing blueberry images that you find that do not follow this rule. 😛


The Blueberry Rule might apply better to artichokes, but let’s be honest it’s usually the accompaniments that you look at with artichokes. Vegetarian sandwiches can need retouching too.


You often need a larger table for the holidays. Trying to get everything “JUST RIGHT” is much easier in post, than on set.


This is what you should do when you haven’t decided on or designed a gift card for the holidays yet. Don’t hold up everything else! Please notice the gift card’s reflection on the wood too.