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

By Linda Bellingham, Jean Ann Bybee

"You devour together with your eyes first,” and not anyone turns a photo of foodstuff right into a culinary masterpiece like a meals stylist. foodstuff Styling for Photographers is the following neatest thing to having well known meals stylist Linda Bellingham by way of your facet. Linda has labored with consumers Baskin Robbins Ice Cream, McDonald's, Tyson meals, FritoLay, and lots of, many extra. expert photographer Jean Ann Bybee has labored with Harry & David, Dominos, Sara Lee, Seven-Up corporation, and extra. Jean Ann presents a professional photographer's viewpoint with beneficial information throughout.

If you're hungry for certain photograph assignments and need to extend your portfolio, this consultant offers the well-kept secrets and techniques of foodstuff styling suggestions that may make your pictures more than enough to devour.

Each bankruptcy covers step by step directions with mouth-watering pictures illustrating strategies for the construction of hero items that photographers at any point can whip up.

Bon Appétit!

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You should hide the head of the glass with a strong piece of heavy paper or cardboard to make sure that no spray enters the glass. Push the paper towel a ways adequate contained in the glass to permit the card to sit down flat at the most sensible of the glass. Shake the can of dulling spray prior to starting to spray and each minute or so in the course of use. maintaining the dulling spray can approximately 12 inches from the glass, spray the part of the glass dealing with you with a unmarried mild coat utilizing a horizontal move starting and finishing your spray strokes a number of inches on both sides of the glass. flip the glass a hundred and eighty levels and repeat the spray method until eventually the whole glass is sprayed. ensure that you do exchange the card on best of the glass till you're finished spraying. I frequently observe gentle coats of dulling spray to the glass to prevent any runs. The spray washes away simply if you would like to begin over, yet you'll have to substitute the tape. this may entire the frosting effect. If the frosting effect is your final objective, you could eliminate the tape whilst the dulling spray is dry. keep away from touching the frosted zone of the glass. in case your final objective contains condensation, don’t get rid of the tape at the present and go away the glass within the paper bag sales space the place it is going to live for the rest of your prep paintings. 32 CH A PTER TH REE offers used to accomplish the frosted effect for the white wine shot: ● One hero glass and one stand-in glass ● Windex glass cleanser ● Bounty paper towels ● Krylon dulling spray ● One huge average brown paper grocery bag ● 4-in. × 5-in. piece of heavy paper or poster board ● Small point ● White wine ● 3/4-in. -wide black matte tape discovered at artwork offer shops or protecting or painter’s tape PHOTOGRAPHER’S COMMENT—Notes at the White Wine Set I used a mix of backlighting and strobe in this shot. The backlighting provides the curves and form of the glass with no reflections within the glass. I used a small Chimera lightbank on very low strength to mild front of the set. The backlight additionally glows throughout the wine and frosted glass. No fill playing cards have been used simply because they may create undesirable reflections. The lens and Hasselblad 39MS have been set to trap the ambient mild. A sheer beige fabric used to be taped over the window to melt the surface mild and provides a hot glow to the set. developing CONDENSATION My favourite strategy to mimic condensation consists of corn syrup instead of glycerin, which a few stylists favor. although, i exploit corn syrup customarily simply because i've got built a definite convenience point with it. One virtue with utilizing corn syrup is that the water within the combination evaporates in a single day and the corn syrup will harden, leaving a semipermanent remedy. in reality, in case you deal with the glass conscientiously and stay away from getting the 33 CHILLING FAC T S AB O U T C O L D B E VE R A G E S open air of it rainy, you could reuse an analogous glass numerous occasions. It’s even attainable to address the surface of the glass with fresh, dry palms as soon as it’s thoroughly dry. methods OF THE exchange while you are engaged on an iced beverage shot, commence your glass prep by utilizing the frosted glass training approach simply defined.

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