Linda Bellingham, Former full-time stylist and trainer for Harry & David’s in house photography studio and a freelance food stylist for over 20 years., Jean Ann Bybee, Freelance photographer and Brad G. Rogers, digital technician. Market: Professional and aspiring food stylists who work alongside food photographers; professional and aspiring food photographers who prep and style their own shots. Key Features: *Step-by-step photographs show you exactly how to build your hero, from start to finish *Extended "photographer's comment" sections explain what works about the shot, and what steps were taken to get there *Handy shopping lists ensure that you'll have everything you need on hand to complete your assignments 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! Contents:
- Chapter 1: Building Your Portfolio suggestions for stylists and photographers who want to begin their portfolio or beef up an already existing portfolio.
- Chapter 2: Beer and Cocktails
- Chapter 3: Working with Packaged Foods: Pizza and Peas Tips and techniques for turning an off-the-shelf pizza into photo-worthy works of art featuring whole pizza styling and a "cheese pull" pizza slice; working with "Serving Suggestion" styling frozen veggies.
- Chapter 4: Soups
- Chapter 5: Tacos
- Chapter 6: Hot Dogs
- Chapter 7: What's for Breakfast? Working with Pancakes, Cereal, and Smoothies
- Chapter 8: Montage Shots: Working with a Client's Product Line features building an "Entertaining" montage image for our grocery sponsor, Central Market
- Chapter 9: Styling a First Course Dish: Playing with Focus, Camera Angle, Set Composition, and Crop Presented with a series of shots showing progress of styling a hero first course dish. The project will undergo focus, angle, and set composition changes to emphasize the importance of these elements in hero shots.
- Chapter 10: A Few Tricks of the Trade: Smoke, Drips, and Pours.
- Chapter 11: Shooting Food on Location: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
- Appendix: by Brad G Rogers; will include information about working shots on the computer, how and why food shots are handled differently than other types of shots.
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