Join Bill Robbins for an in-depth discussion in this video Staging cereal on a spoon, part of Learning Food and Drink Photography.
In this chapter, I'm working with Claire Stancer, a food stylist whom I've worked…with for many years.…Claire is going to show us a few situations over the next few movies where you…might want to have a food stylist on set.…In this course we've been exploring many ways of styling and shooting for the…food photographer, but now let's stop and take a look at what a photographer…does when we need the help in producing something beyond our own capabilities.…Sometimes there are times that we need a food stylist to help make the food…perfect for the camera.…
You'd find this to be done in advertising, packaging design, cookbooks, and editorial.…So our first setup looks simple, a spoon full of cereal.…So why do I need a food stylist to help put cereal on the spoon?…Let's look at this before and after, and you'll see a big difference between the two.…Before we move ahead, I just wanted to take a look at our little set that we put…together, and you'll notice the C-stand that has my spoon attached to it…
- Understanding what makes a food photo appetizing
- Comparing emotional and graphic compositional styles
- Choosing the right camera
- Evaluating lens options
- Choosing light reflectors
- Finding creative backgrounds
- Creating specular and diffuse lighting setups
- Creating different looks for each dish
- Creating a chill effect for drinks
- Shooting on location at a restaurant
- Editing photos
Skill Level Intermediate
1. The Two Flavors of Food Photography
2. Essential Gear
3. Lighting Techniques
4. Setting Up the Shot
5. Styling and Shooting Food
6. Staging and Shooting Drinks
7. Shooting at a Restaurant
8. Creative Shooting Techniques
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