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By Alison Parks-Whitfield

Discover find out how to variety and photo nutrients just like the pros
Whether you're taking pictures for a foodie web publication, ads, packaging, menus, or cookbooks, Food Styling & images For Dummies indicates you the way to take the next move on your ardour for meals and images. This beautiful, informative, and enjoyable advisor to the basics of nutrition styling presents details at the instruments and strategies utilized by probably the most profitable professionals.
Food Styling & images For Dummies offers you the basics of nutrients styling and offers you the interior scoop at the instruments and strategies utilized by probably the most winning execs.

• indicates you ways to translate style, aroma, and attraction via colour, texture, and portion
• comprises concepts corresponding to severe close-ups, selective concentration, and special angles to create dramatic effect
• unique assurance on lighting fixtures and composition
• advice for selecting the right kind gear and gaining knowledge of using digicam settings, lenses, and post-production software
• suggestion for making a expert character and getting your meals images enterprise off the ground

Whether you're an novice or specialist foodstuff photographer, Food Styling & images For Dummies is a enjoyable and informative advisor to photographing and arranging culinary subject material.

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If the lens were any longer, I’d have to shoot my food dishes from across the room! When you buy a lens, consider the focal length (mm), a fixed lens versus a zoom lens, and the f value of the lens. 8), the higher the price and quality of the lens. Another factor to consider when shopping for a lens is the weight of a lens. Some beautiful lenses have magnificent optics and yield fabulous photos but Chapter 2: Photography Know-How and Equipment are difficult to hold for extended periods of time.

In fact, thinking outside the box often produces the best results. And, yes, sometimes thinking outside the box can literally mean placing your food inside a box, as shown in Figure 3-2. 5, 400 Figure 3-2: Even a box with paper can provide an interesting background. For Figure 3-2, I found a gorgeous fruit tart at a local farmers’ market that I decided to shoot for stock. The vendor wrapped up the tart with a bit of wax paper and placed it in a box. When I got home to shoot it, I tried a few options, but my favorite look was the tart in the box with the wax paper surrounding it.

In Chapter 11, I present the details of the various focus considerations when shooting foods. Honing in on that gorgeous little shiny highlight is what the focus is all about sometimes. In Chapter 6, I talk about ways to enhance and capture that shine in an interesting way, which helps it translate to a delicious-looking photo. Speaking of shiny highlights, Figure 1-9 displays a beautiful one in a brownie’s caramel topping. This particular photo was shot by using a super-simple setup. Early one cloudy morning, I noticed that the light outside was lovely and diffused.

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