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CHAPTER 3Food Styling

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Assembling the Right Team

Is the food we shoot fake? Surprisingly, most of the food that appears on the set is real. There are many tricks of the trade to get the food camera ready. This is where food styling becomes an art. The camera sees things differently than the human eye, and a trained stylist knows how to bridge the gap between reality and what appears in the camera.

A food stylist usually starts out as a trained chef, but similar to being a professional photographer, no formal training is required. They usually spend many years working as assistants before they become what the industry refers to as a first stylist ...

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