Friday, May 20, 2011

Food Styling: Now That Looks Good

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AUTUMN SALAD. PHOTOGRAPH BY SHARYN CAIRNS, STYLING BY DEB KALOPER.
I've known several people who have done it for a living, and each one would tell you it's all about the creativity. So when you pick up a cookbook, flip through a gleaming food magazine, or visit your favorite cooking blog, never forget that the mouth-waterng creations you see --weren’t just the creations of a cook.

Food stylists, photographers, and art directors are crucial to that final shot—making sure a salad stays farm-fresh instead of wilted throughout a long photo shoot under hot lights.

Well, the Morning News has brought together a panel of experts from the food world to talk about in-camera work vs. retouching, the visual appeal of organic vegetables, and what to have for dinner after a long day of playing with food.

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