Waiters and waitresses will most likely be asked to take a group photo – so Hilton employees are trained on how to take the perfect snap
Photo: Roger Moukarzel)
Brits have uncovered the most common mistakes in photography – including cutting off heads and fingers above the lens.
A survey of 2,000 adults found not all getting in the picture, poor focus and only taking one picture instead of having several to choose from, also making the list of top mistakes.
To take the winning photo, the average adult will repeat a photo three times – but 59% are still dissatisfied with the end result.
It also found that an average of 38% of family pictures taken by waiters and waitresses were rated as “bad.”
The study was commissioned by Hilton to mark the launch of its Waitographer initiative – which has so far trained almost 700 team members from around the world on how to capture the perfect picture from renowned photographer Roger Moukarzel.
Fred Sirieix, TV presenter and former General Manager at Galvin at Windows, London Hilton on Park Lane, said: “Hospitality is about providing guests with incredible experiences.
“What a fabulous idea to not only deliver this experience, but also to help capture it so it can be remembered forever and shared with your social media followers.
“I’m thrilled to be working on Waitographer with my old friends at Hilton and have seen the great results of the training first hand.”
The study also found that half of adults want to take more snaps to capture special moments with friends and family.
More than six in ten (62%) would like more shots with loved ones to capture special moments, while two in five would like an event to be remembered.
A quarter want more pictures to print out and display at home, while 14% are itching for more snaps to make others jealous.
But Brits estimate that more than a quarter (28%) of the photos that fill their camera roll are low quality – equivalent to a whopping 140 billion snaps nationwide.
Conducted via OnePoll, the study also found that restaurants were cited as the most likely setting in which someone was asked to take a group photo (22%).
Emma Banks, Vice President of F&B Strategy and Development at Hilton, EMEA said: “We have all felt that disappointment when we see what could have become an amazing image ruined by poor photographic skills so we are delighted to give the answer.
“Whether visiting our hotels for a stay or just a meal, we want the great memories to last beyond this moment and stay with our guests forever – and we know that a great photo can create that lasting memory.”
“We look forward to expanding this initiative even further to help fight badly taken photos around the world, so guests can be assured that their memories at Hilton will be perfectly captured.”
ROGER MOUKARZEL’S TOP TIPS FOR A PERFECT PICTURE:
- CLOSE-UP INSTEAD OF ZOOMING. Avoid blurry or pixelated images by stepping away from the zoom button and toward the people you’re photographing.
- UNDERSTAND THE CORRECT TERMS. It’s your job to capture the perfect moment – interact with the people you’re photographing, make them smile or laugh.
- CLEAN THE LENS. Even the smallest dirt can affect the quality of the final image. Use a soft fabric or cloth, as rough fabrics will affect the image quality.
- SHOOTING IN CONTINUOUS MODE. If you don’t want to miss a moment, why not take multiple shots at the same time? Just touch and hold the shutter button and release to stop – making sure there’s at least one picture everyone likes.
TOP 10 FAUX PAS OF PHOTOGRAPHY, ACCORDING TO BRITS:
- cutting off people’s heads
- Can’t get everyone in the photo
- The image quality is low, e.g. B. blurry
- Finger on the camera lens
- Take just one snapshot – and not several, so you can choose the best one
- The photographer doesn’t seem to care about the result
- Don’t think about the angles – for example a standing waiter taking a picture of a seated group, or they’re taking the picture from below the chin
- They don’t know how to use their phone camera
- take it too fast
- Stand too far away
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