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Friday, July 15, 2011

TGIF... Food Styling

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A little random of a post, but something that's been on my mind... food styling.  Food is always on my mind and one of the reasons I started this blog, to share it with others.  More recently, cocktails and drinks have been making appearances as well.  However, I realize that if I want to truly share this passion with you all, save for actually having you over and cooking for you (if you're in the area I'm always down for a dinner party), I need to improve my food photography and food styling skills.  I also realize that when I am browsing for food inspiration, the recipes that stick with me or actually  get "pinned" to my food board are those that are the most visually appealing.
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There are a million resources and inspiration sources out there including blogs, magazines, cookbooks, books, eating out, cooking in...  Some of my favorites for recipe inspiration are Bon Appetit, Saveur, Smitten Kitchen, Greedy Gourmande, Vmac+cheese, and the Perfect Last Bite.
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For actual food styling and photography tips, I've found the following resources and am excited to read more.
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This weekend I plan on spending a little extra time experimenting with my food (I think this is one instance it's ok to play with your food!) and working on my food styling skills.  Where do you get your cooking inspiration from?  Do you care what your food looks like or do you just gobble it right down (no judgement here)?

Happy Friday!

~ Julie

7 comments:

  1. I love the pic with the radishes! Hope you have a GREAT weekend!!

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  2. oh man, i need so much help in this area. my problem is i want to eat the food hot and fresh, so i lack patience when it comes to making it look nice in a picture.

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  3. Julie, so crazy that you posted this! I just recently bookmarked some of the sources you listed to brush up on my food styling skills -- something I think about a lot too. It's hard work and I don't have my husband's full support(he wants to eat the food immediately), but I will definitely keep trying until my food looks pretty!

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  4. I love these photos, they make me hungry! :)

    http://lena510.blogspot.com/

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  5. I think Helene from Tartelette is one of the best food photographers out there! Also check out 101 Cookbooks, Simply Recipes, Use Real Butter, Steamy Kitchen and of course, Pioneer Woman. Some have photo tips, some don't, but all will give you good food photography inspiration.

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  6. Oh, that blueberry pie looks so darn good! I think I need a new camera. A great camera makes such a world of difference. xo

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  7. These pictures are gorgeous--taking good food pictures is definitely an art. I LOVE taking pictures of food, but I hardly ever make anything pretty enough to photograph. I do think pretty food tastes better though :)

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