All Restaurant Pictures must comply with the following criteria:
☐ Shot with wide angle lens and tripod
☐ Deep depth of field, low ISO (-> small aperture, long shutter time)
☐ Landscape, panoramic view
☐ No distracting objects and no people in the image
☐ All vertical lines should be vertical in the image
☐ Filename: [what do you see]-Restaurant-[Name of Restaurant]-[City of Restaurant]-[number##]
-> Use a wide-angle lens to get a wide shot. We advise to use a focal length between 25mm and 35 mm
If you don't have a full frame camera, that's ok. Just use the full frame equivalent.
-> ALWAYS use a tripod so you have more flexibility in your exposure settings
-> Shoot in RAW, so you have more flexibility in post production
-> Choose a small aperture and small ISO to ensure deep depth of field and little noise. This is the reason why you will need a tripod; you will not be able to take this shot without it!
-> Shoot the picture in landscape and go for the largest view possible. A picture that only shows one table does not give a good idea of the atmosphere of the Restaurant.
-> Make sure there are no people in the image. Although this might work well on your image, we can’t allow it for privacy reasons.
-> Make sure there are no distracting objects in the image.
-> The end result on restocheck.com will be an image in 3:1 ratio. Always keep in mind that you will have to crop your image later when you frame your shots!
-> Don’t forget to correct vertical wide-angle distortion if necessary (in Lightroom, you can do this easily in Develop mode under Lens Correction).
-> Adjust white balance if necessary
-> Adjust saturation and contrast so you get a warm, cosy look and feel (as in the example image above)
The final file that you upload should meet the following requirements
-> 60% quality (this is important to keep the file size small. otherwise it will take too long to load the image!)
-> The filename should be composed like this: [what do you see]-Restaurant-[Name of Restaurant]-[City of Restaurant]-[number##]
Examples for what do you see are: terrace, outside, small-room, reception, bar, ...
An example of a filename is: "terrace-restaurant-voltaire-leuven_01"