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Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Nicole S. Young

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4. Styling & Props

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The Art of Presentation

One of the reasons I love food photography is that I truly enjoy styling and crafting the food, and one of the biggest compliments I get from people who see my images is that they made them hungry! When we eat food, all of our senses are at work—we see, smell, touch, and taste the food—but when we look at a photo, we can only use our eyes. Styling food is one way to capture its flavors, aromas, and textures and to communicate them to viewers. Creating an amazing-looking dish is an art, whether you eat ...

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