Thanks to the exploding popularity of food-based television shows (entire networks, even), websites, books, and magazines, food stylists and food photographers are in more demand today than ever before. While there are many amazing opportunities for creative professionals to showcase their work in ads, cookbooks, blogs, and food packaging, there is also more competition for these jobs. Whether you are a food stylist who works alongside photographers or a food photographer yourself, you'll find everything you need to know to give your portfolio that little extra push in this expert guide by three professionals with decades of experience in each field. More Food Styling for Photographers covers topics that Linda, Jean Ann, and Brad's fans have been asking for, such as shooting food on location, working with packaged foods, building the perfect breakfast shot, and more. Clients and foodies eat with their eyes first, so don't be afraid to play with your food - make sure it's YOUR image that whets their appetite!
Table of Contents
Introduction to Food Styling; Sets and Settings; Chilling Facts about Cold Beverages (including a new section on beer and cocktails); Tips and Techniques for Turning Off-the-Shelf Items into Photo-Worthy Works of Art: Working with Packaged Foods (pizza, pie shells, etc.); Mexican Food; Hot Dogs; Breakfast (including working with pancakes); Shooting Food on Location; Product Line Shots (ex: shooting a montage for a bakery); Tricks of the Trade: Working with smoke, drips, pours, including hands in the shot
Food stylist Linda Bellingham's flair for all things artistic and her passion for the culinary arts help her transform food for photography in clever and tantalizing ways. Linda has an extensive list of clients and her work has been featured in print and television advertising as well as food packaging. Linda resides in Oregon where she styles for select clients, conducts seminars on food styling, and is working on another book. She can be found at her website www.foodstyling.us.
Photographer Jean Ann Bybee has been creating gorgeous images for more than 20 years. As a Dallas-based commercial photographer she has shot all over the world, everything from fashion for Neiman Marcus to Mexican wrestlers for Miller Lite, making every image a masterpiece in it's own way. In this book, she shows us why her approach of shooting an inanimate object like its a "beautiful woman is wonderful when the subject is food. Her expertise in mixing natural light and strobe is amazing. She can be reached at www.bybeephoto.com.
Art Director, producer, stylist, digital technician and yes, small animal veterinarian, Brad G. Rogers has been wearing different hats for the past twenty years. He has designed numerous covers for national catalogs and art directed/styled projects that included products as varied as baseball uniforms, fruitcakes to fine jewelry. Brad has had the pleasure of working with both Linda and Jean Ann on several campaigns. He can be reached through www.bybeephoto.com.