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"You eat with your eyes first," and no one turns a photograph of food into a culinary masterpiece like a food stylist. Food Styling for Photographers is the next best thing to having renowned food stylist Linda Bellingham by your side along with professional photographer Jean Ann Bybee. If you are hungry for unique photo assignments and want to expand your portfolio, this "You eat with your eyes first," and no one turns a photograph of food into a culinary masterpiece like a food stylist. Food Styling for Photographers is the next best thing to having renowned food stylist Linda Bellingham by your side along with professional photographer Jean Ann Bybee. If you are hungry for unique photo assignments and want to expand your portfolio, this guide provides the well-kept secrets of food styling techniques that can make your photos good enough to eat. Each chapter covers step-by-step instructions with mouth-watering photographs illustrating techniques for the creation of hero products that photographers at any level can whip up. Bon Appetit! Check out a new podcast interview with the authors about the upcoming second volume in this series, More Food Styling for Photographers! http: //itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nik-radio..."


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"You eat with your eyes first," and no one turns a photograph of food into a culinary masterpiece like a food stylist. Food Styling for Photographers is the next best thing to having renowned food stylist Linda Bellingham by your side along with professional photographer Jean Ann Bybee. If you are hungry for unique photo assignments and want to expand your portfolio, this "You eat with your eyes first," and no one turns a photograph of food into a culinary masterpiece like a food stylist. Food Styling for Photographers is the next best thing to having renowned food stylist Linda Bellingham by your side along with professional photographer Jean Ann Bybee. If you are hungry for unique photo assignments and want to expand your portfolio, this guide provides the well-kept secrets of food styling techniques that can make your photos good enough to eat. Each chapter covers step-by-step instructions with mouth-watering photographs illustrating techniques for the creation of hero products that photographers at any level can whip up. Bon Appetit! Check out a new podcast interview with the authors about the upcoming second volume in this series, More Food Styling for Photographers! http: //itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nik-radio..."

30 review for Food Styling for Photographers: A Guide to Creating Your Own Appetizing Art

  1. 4 out of 5

    Petra-X

    I finished this book and learned a lot. For a start that none of the food is edible once it's been made ready for the cameras. When you see a delicious thirst-quenching long glass of something so cool that it's frosted the glass, the frosting is sprayed on, the ice is fake and even the bubbles in the drink have been carefully placed. Another thing is that food stylists obviously have OCD. Imagine buying a tray (bags would ruin them) of 100 hamburger buns to look for the best one and then marking I finished this book and learned a lot. For a start that none of the food is edible once it's been made ready for the cameras. When you see a delicious thirst-quenching long glass of something so cool that it's frosted the glass, the frosting is sprayed on, the ice is fake and even the bubbles in the drink have been carefully placed. Another thing is that food stylists obviously have OCD. Imagine buying a tray (bags would ruin them) of 100 hamburger buns to look for the best one and then marking a hero one, like a pageant winner and two runners-up? Or going through lettuce leaf by leaf just to trim off a bit to stick on the undercooked (but 'painted' to look juicy with a mixture of stuff like gravy browning and soy sauce) hamburger to look as though it really has a whole piece of lettuce on top of it. The cheese has been blow-torched to make it floppy as if it had really melted on the fake hot burger. It's put me off cookbooks a bit, because the food looks so glorious but now I know it's fake and I have no chance** of ever making mine look like that. **I don't cook anyway. I can, I've cooked in a restaurant, but I hate it. If it won't microwave then it's got to be raw. Cookbooks are just the acceptable and public face of porn to me. ______________ Tricks of the trade! Things like putting white felt under a table covering make it reflect light in a warm and fuzzy way rather than the flat hard appearance it has when on a wooden surface. Another trick, paint the outside of a chicken with browning so that it will look crisp and then coated with oil to make it look juicy. Pies are really filled with mashed potato that is then scooped out (a bit) and filled with whatever floats the client's boat. Stews and stir fries, even fruit salads are either arranged around an upturned bowl for height, or again, mashed potato... Icecream isn't icecream unless it is the product being advertised then it usually is. What icecream is is not mashed potato (as you thought) but tubs of ready-made frosting coloured according to the supposed flavour. ______________________ A friend of mine is now a food stylist/photographer after having got bored with a food van at festivals and catering for film sets. She inspired my reading of this book.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Odette Cort├ęs

    This book is a very good introduction to food styling if you are new to food photography. Bellingham comments that this book is for those who want to take some portfolio shots, but can't afford a food stylist, or (and this is the nightmare case) if you've booked a job and there's no budget for a stylist. It is filled with tips and anecdotes of Bellingham's years and experience in the world of food styling, and her sharing it is very much appreciated. This book is very basic. It has most of what This book is a very good introduction to food styling if you are new to food photography. Bellingham comments that this book is for those who want to take some portfolio shots, but can't afford a food stylist, or (and this is the nightmare case) if you've booked a job and there's no budget for a stylist. It is filled with tips and anecdotes of Bellingham's years and experience in the world of food styling, and her sharing it is very much appreciated. This book is very basic. It has most of what you'll need to set you on your way. Nonetheless I was looking for something more specialized in specific subjects (sauces and gourmet plating) therefore, although I do appreciate the advice this book provides, it wasn't entirely what I was looking for.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Neil Gaudet

    An very useful reference book for photographers faced with styling food for their shoots. I know for me, living in a smaller city I'm usually left with trusting a chef for food styling for a photo. Having tricks of the trade up your sleeve doesn't hurt and this book is probably the best book I've read that really dedicates itself more to food styling than photography. Preferring to style food more naturally and use more natural lighting for food, a lot of what's written didn't fall into my area An very useful reference book for photographers faced with styling food for their shoots. I know for me, living in a smaller city I'm usually left with trusting a chef for food styling for a photo. Having tricks of the trade up your sleeve doesn't hurt and this book is probably the best book I've read that really dedicates itself more to food styling than photography. Preferring to style food more naturally and use more natural lighting for food, a lot of what's written didn't fall into my area of interest, but overall this book will live on my shelf for a long time as a go-to reference.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Karissa

    A book that is very informative especially to the commercial photography. Majority of the times I found myself saying, "Ahhh~ So that's how it's done!", at every flip of the page. This book made my eyes open to the different aspects and possibilities that I can do with my photography and my food styling.

  5. 5 out of 5

    AJ

    I was hoping more for a book that covered things like plating and lighting, which this book does not do. This book is actually quite limited and talks about few things (cold drinks, salads, cakes, ice cream).

  6. 5 out of 5

    Serge Pierro

    A decent book on food photography. The downside is that it leans towards "fake" food, instead of shooting real food. However, there are times when the fake/cheat method is useful, so it is worth having these techniques in your arsenal.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sana Abdulla

    Interesting book, I don't know how to rate it, it was very detailed and revealed a lot of professional secrets, one of the most wasteful jobs in terms of materials and foodstuffs. banning food styling might save the earth :)

  8. 5 out of 5

    Hartati

    Di buku ini dikasih tahu tips dan trik siapin masakan yg mau di foto. Dan juga makanan yg di foto jangan dimakan. seru buku bagus buat belajar foto makanan.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Eirene

    Another book on how to make fake food. Not interested!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Arfi

  11. 5 out of 5

    Drew

  12. 4 out of 5

    Welly Ardhana

  13. 4 out of 5

    Israel ramirez

  14. 4 out of 5

    Isabel

  15. 4 out of 5

    Widarto Adi

  16. 5 out of 5

    Alejandra Reyes

  17. 4 out of 5

    Mary

  18. 5 out of 5

    Dominique

  19. 5 out of 5

    Mylan Dawson

  20. 4 out of 5

    Meconopsis Lingholm

  21. 5 out of 5

    Doris

  22. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Bakes

  23. 5 out of 5

    Linda

  24. 5 out of 5

    Annie Taylor CHEN

  25. 5 out of 5

    Angie

  26. 5 out of 5

    Lia

  27. 4 out of 5

    Mitsu

  28. 5 out of 5

    Kandace

  29. 4 out of 5

    Katja Riya

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jim

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