Food Styling and Photography For Dummies

Food Styling and Photography For Dummies

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by Alison Parks-Whitfield
     
 

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Discover how to style and photograph food like the pros

Whether you're taking shots for a foodie blog, advertisements, packaging, menus, or cookbooks, Food Styling & Photography For Dummies shows you how to take the next step in your passion for food and photography. This attractive, informative, and fun guide to the fundamentals of food styling

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Discover how to style and photograph food like the pros

Whether you're taking shots for a foodie blog, advertisements, packaging, menus, or cookbooks, Food Styling & Photography For Dummies shows you how to take the next step in your passion for food and photography. This attractive, informative, and fun guide to the fundamentals of food styling provides information on the tools and techniques used by some of the most successful industry professionals.

Food Styling & Photography For Dummies provides you with the fundamentals of food styling and gives you the inside scoop on the tools and techniques used by some of the most successful industry professionals.

  • Shows you how to translate taste, aroma, and appeal through color, texture, and portion
  • Includes techniques such as extreme close-ups, selective focus, and unique angles to create dramatic effect
  • Detailed coverage on lighting and composition
  • Tips for choosing the proper equipment and mastering the use of camera settings, lenses, and post-production software
  • Advice for creating a professional personality and getting your food photography business off the ground

Whether you're an amateur or professional food photographer, Food Styling & Photography For Dummies is a fun and informative guide to photographing and arranging culinary subject matter.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118097199
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/10/2012
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
630,820
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Alison Parks-Whitfield is a successful technical writer and food photographer in the San Francisco Bay area. Her tasty images have been published in books, magazines, newspapers, and on packaging, as well as in many online venues.

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Food Styling and Photography For Dummies 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
CuteEverything More than 1 year ago
If you have ever submitted your own food photos to one of the well-known food blogs out there, then you have probably also been rejected by one of the well-known food blogs out there. There are numerous theories as to what these food blogs’ judging critieria really are and they don’t really offer much help to get food photos featured on a blog, a magazine, a menu, or sold on a stock photography site. But what will help is the book, Food Styling and Photography For Dummies. Short chapters cut to the chase, including carefully and clearly describing the tools and equipment you will need, how to deal with food that melts or falls apart in mere moments, as well as how to position, light, focus, edit, and offer your photos to others. Food Styling and Photography For Dummies never gets lost in technical details, keeping its eyes on the prize, as in the chapter, “Getting the Yummy to Translate on Film.” And of course, the final part of any Dummies’ book, “The Part of Tens,” is a delight. The book’s practical, real-world, and budget-conscious emphasis can be seen in the final chapter, “Ten Awesome Garnishes for Food Images,” which includes ideas like Basil Leaves, Bits of the Subject (e.g., a stray grape), Fresh Berries, Grains of Salt, and Microgreens — the list of which can literally be seen in every food photo in “Martha Stewart Living” I’ve ever seen. About the only negative of the book is the photos are so delicious that you’ll get hungry just flipping through the book! A very helpful and delicious book.