Food Photography Pro Secrets for Styling, Lighting & Shooting

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  • Copyright: 2012-03-06
  • Publisher: Pixiq
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Top blogger and pro photographer Lara Ferroni serves up a one-stop guide to food-photography success! Packed with her tried-and-true secrets, this comprehensive guide details everything you need to know about sourcing and styling food, drinks, and props. Ferroni profiles several of the industry's top professional food photographers, and includes detailed case studies of their most successful shots--complete with lighting diagrams and equipment setups. This diverse collection of stunning images images and easy-to-follow shooting instructions perfectly encompasses the field of modern food photography, covering everything from blog and editorial photography to corporate advertising and publicity shots.

Author Biography

Lara Ferroni is a successful Seattle-based food photographer and acclaimed food-photography workshop leader. Lara's work has been featured on blogs such as Design*Sponge and ThePictureKitchen.com. Her extensive list of professional clients includes Epicurious.com, Gourmet.com, Imbibe Magazine, Katia's Chocolates, Herbco International, and Seattle Coffee Works, to name a few. Lara's photos have appeared in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. She is also the author of the recipe book Doughnuts.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 06
The Basicsp. 08
Types of food photographyp. 10
Food photography trendsp. 14
The teamp. 16
A day in the lifep. 20
Photography & Lighting Fundamentalsp. 24
Photography equipmentp. 26
Lighting basicsp. 32
Natural lightp. 34
Artificial lightp. 38
Location lightingp. 40
Compositionp. 46
Post processingp. 56
File formats and outputp. 60
Best practicesp. 62
Food & Prop Styling Fundamentalsp. 68
Food stylingp. 70
Food-styling tipsp. 72
Prop-styling tipsp. 88
Styling on locationp. 92
Working with chefsp. 94
Profiles & Case Studiesp. 96
Photographer profilep. 98
Case study: A restaurant reviewp. 100
Photographer profilep. 102
Case study: Promotion for a television showp. 104
Photographer profilep. 108
Case study: Corporate advertisingp. 112
Case study: Product marketing and packagingp. 114
Case study: Editorialp. 116
Photographer profilep. 118
Case study: Packaging photographyp. 120
Photographer profilep. 122
Case study: Cookbook photographyp. 123
Photographer profilep. 124
Case study: Recipe photographyp. 126
Photographer profilep. 128
Case study: Blog photographyp. 130
Case study: Cookbook photographyp. 131
Photographer profilep. 132
Case study: Promotional video shootp. 134
Photographer profilep. 136
Case study: Cookbook photographyp. 140
Case study: Magazine editorialp. 142
Case study: Marketingp. 144
Photographer profilep. 146
Case studies: Stock photographyp. 148
Stylist & photographer profilesp. 152
Case study: Poultry recipesp. 160
Photographer profilep. 164
Case study: Stock photographyp. 168
Case study: Marketingp. 171
Photographer profilep. 172
Case studies: Stock photographyp. 175
Photographer profilep. 178
Case studies: Advertising photographyp. 182
Case study: Stock photographyp. 185
Resourcesp. 186
Indexp. 188
Acknowledgmentsp. 192
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