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Food Styling for Photographers: A Guide to Creating Your Own Appetizing Art by Linda Bellingham and Jean Ann Bybee

SKU Bx107-FoodStyling/Bellingham-Bybee

Focal Press 2008, softcover, 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 (oblong), 249 pages, color illustrations

“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 and professional photographer Jean Ann Bybee by your side.

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.

*** Sets for Food Photography
*** Settings and Props
*** The Chilling Facts of Cold Beverages
*** Making a Salad for the Camera
*** Pasta and Sauces for Photography
*** Sandwiches, Burgers and Beyond
*** Meeting Meat Head-On
*** Veggie Perfect
*** Ice Cream for HOT Lights
*** How the Chips Fall and the Cookies Stack-Up
*** Breakfast
*** Garnishing Basics

Tips include:

- Supply lists
- Step-by-step photo illustrations
- Discussions about the rationale for using real versus fake foods
- Settings and props
- Handling and care of the hero before it goes on set
- On-set techniques for preserving the hero
- Lighting discussions of the hero shots

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