The Vital role of Food Styling for photography


Food Photographer Stylist

26th March 2012

To produce delicious food photographs for a food product or to display a new recipe for a cookery book, you must enlist the skills of a professional food photographer, that I imagine you already knew, but equally important, when undertaking professional photography is the role of the food stylist.

The food stylist is the key to success when photographing dishes for websites, brochures or publications of the food that you are promoting or seeking to show.

This tried and tested combination of photographic skill and food preparation knowledge is in many if not all the food shots you see in the media.

A food stylist will often have many years of hands on experience in the food industry, maybe as a chef, teacher or producer of food. This wealth of experience and knowledge goes into the mix when the food shoot is being planned and right through the shooting process.

Having carried out many food shoots over the years, one thing is certain, producing shots for cooked food dishes & producing commercial and professional photography of food items for publication is more successful with the added skills of a food stylist.

The final images will always look more polished, sleek and have more impact on the page of your website, or cookery book when this combination of skills is employed.

Take a look at an example of some recent food photography shown here, and in the food portfolio.

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Phillip Shannon is an award winning photographer with over 16 years experience in commercial photography.

Phillip Shannon is a professional photographer based in Leeds Yorkshire UK and can offer full studio facilities or a location photography service at your business address.

Areas covered include Leeds, Bradford, Wetherby, York & Harrogate, and further afield. Location photography is handled across the UK to suit your needs.

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