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Based on her 30 years of experience in food styling for advertising, magazines, books, and films, Delores Custer presents the definitive lifelong. Food Styling book. Read 7 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The authoritative and comprehensive guide to the art and craft of food. Whether you're taking shots for a foodie blog, advertisements, packaging, menus, or cookbooks, Food Styling & Photography For Dummies shows you how to.
I think the hardest part for any food stylist is knowing how to fix food when there are issues with it looking good. This sounds vague, and it encompasses so much and involves a lot of food science. This is really called food manipulation. You see, styling your own food, your own recipe is one thing.
It takes several years working with a food styling team before you branch out and call yourself a food stylist on your own. Along with knowing the skills of food styling, you are also expected to have the myriad of tools and substances needed to style and manipulate the food, called a food styling kit.
I have been shooting food for 25 years. I have worked with many fabulous food stylists who have taught me so much about food styling. Because we see what trickery had to be used to manipulate that food in a certain way. This takes years to learn.
Types of food stylists There are two types of professional food stylists. You have editorial food stylists, and also commercial advertising food stylists. Some food stylists do both. You also have stylists that specialize is certain foods, like ice cream, chocolate, baked goods, meats, and poultry, you get the idea. I emailed the images to the art director for approval, and we shot for two days.
We did several recipes and layouts each day, and we did have a lot of creative freedom. Editorial jobs can sometimes require 10 recipes shot per day. That might involve additional ingredient shots too.
Now, the food stylist has to get really creative to fix some recipes, and make the food look nice. Very challenging on a low budget, because editorial pays much less than advertising work.
Looks simple, right? Not really, the client wanted that corn roasted in a very specific way so the food styling assistants did that, with torches. That sauce was pretty translucent when it was on the food so the stylist had to do stuff to the sauce so that we could actually see it. When the sauce was in a bowl, it looked like what you see in the picture a cream color.
It really surprised us actually. Advertising food stylists are complete magicians. Seriously, I am not exaggerating at all.
Food styling is an art form, a science, a love for food, and a complete understanding of the limitations of food, and the amazing things it can do. I have hundreds of examples of the food not performing the way we wanted, and the food stylist saves the day. This is why I love them so much. The question here is, do you know the food styling trickery that might be involved with potential jobs?
You have to think about this before calling yourself a food stylist to potential clients. Say that you style your own recipes along with recipe development, photography, etc. You get the idea. So all that being said, when you get called emailed to do a sponsored post, or to shoot a food job, here are some questions you need to ask. She covers topics such as histograms and layers, and provides a helpful behind-the-scenes workflow section.
Want some practice with feedback? Young has a Flickr group anyone can join. Does Best: Although the authors focus on children and family portraits, the techniques and tips extend to bloggers who want to photograph the culinary world beyond plated food.
Try an Inspiration Jar. Take too many shots? Follow their 2-roll rule. And my favourite tip — your shutter speed must be faster than your focal length or you run the risk of blurred images or camera shake. Looks elsewhere for: Food-specific photography advice or food styling tips.
This is about more than food. If you work with food beyond your blog, this book will give you solid business advice. Topics range from running your own business to suspending foods for prolonged shoots.
Immersed in oil, a sunny-side-up egg can last two days. Brownies in resealable bags last four. Biggest takeaway: There are so many.