I am pretty sure that as creators, we all have a folder or a Pinterest board with photos that using the styling techniques we want to try or master on day. Are you wondering why food styling is an individual profession?
It has many layers and dimensions that need to be discovered, experimented with, and practiced time-to-time.
Nobody was born with such skills to deal with ice cream, cheese, drinks, casserole dishes or a roast turkey on set to preserve and present these heroes' best possible look... so liberate yourself from your own, high expectations, and give yourself the time to try, practice, fail and succeed. I will help you to provide you with the endless source of wisdom on this topic! You are asking: HOW?
What if I would ask your food stylist idols to highlight the most important food styling technique that had the biggest impact on their creative work?
Today is your lucky day! I've teamed up with the creators you admire the most, to ask them about these things and I will also share my perspective on this topic.
Today I celebrate the last birthday of my twenties, so I would like to express some emotions here...
I am considering myself super lucky because I have a big bunch of crazy-talented friends all around the globe. Instead of hard competitions, we are supporting each other, collaborate, play, doing challenges together, inspiring, and lifting each other. This is one of the best gifts I got this year! Thank you all!
And now back to the super exciting topic of this post! Let’s see the answers of many talented creatives about the most important things that had the biggest impact on their food photography!
Putting a smaller bowl inside a larger one and just covering it with the food subject, like soup, so that ingredients and garnishes don’t sink to the bottom.
The most practical food styling technique or tip is to always remember the food has to look delicious. I keep this in mind when styling and editing.
I like to style my photographs using antique-looking backdrops and a lot of antique props. I feel antiques give dimensions to a photograph and make it more interesting and relatable.