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    any1 knows if there's any books or even course regarding food styling?...
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    seen a book on it lately. at page one. very good and informative. hope to buy it too.

    just found it on amazon.

    http://www.amazon.com/Food-Styling-P.../dp/0240810066
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    thx.
    i'll go ask kino...

    is "Page One" a shop?...ok, i jus google and it's a book store at vivo rite
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    Wish theres some talk, I'm sure it'll be such an eye opener.
    So amazing the 'tools' they use, blow torch, nail polish, whatever..

    Food stylist out there, share share leh...open a seminar haha

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    i dunno abt the talk...

    but i got the book tat flipfreak recommended.

    there were 2 different books, the other was digital food photography...
    i flipped through both and prefer the 1 tat flipfreak recommended...

    tat's a start for me i guess
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    Quote Originally Posted by redmonsoon View Post
    Wish theres some talk, I'm sure it'll be such an eye opener.
    So amazing the 'tools' they use, blow torch, nail polish, whatever..

    Food stylist out there, share share leh...open a seminar haha
    i think it will be hard for food stylists to reveal their trade secrets unless people willing to pay a good price for learning.

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    ya...

    btw...on the book...there's a quote tat i come across and basically mean this "food which r styled...don't eat them..."...lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by ijnek View Post
    ya...

    btw...on the book...there's a quote tat i come across and basically mean this "food which r styled...don't eat them..."...lol
    yeah and they refer to the main props as heroes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ijnek View Post
    thx.
    i'll go ask kino...

    is "Page One" a shop?...ok, i jus google and it's a book store at vivo rite
    You can also try Riceball Photo bookshop (groundflr Funan) and Computer Books store (4tfh Floor - slightly cheaper).. Don't forget Kino and Borders

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    yup...i got mine from kino.

    ya...hero food....for a minute, i was wondering wat they mean by tat...
    then i get it that that piece of food is the lead actor/actress...
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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    i think it will be hard for food stylists to reveal their trade secrets unless people willing to pay a good price for learning.
    It depends on what level of styling we're talking about.

    A lot of knowledge is openly available these days, but practical approaches and applications is something that can only be more fully shared and learned in hands-on type workshops. Believe me, if anything else, food prep and styling is insanely hands-on. It also not just the 'doing', but requires a lot of fore-knowledge and foresight for logistics preparation and planning. If you see some of the pre-production lists I prepare for clients, most people who never experienced it before can faint. Sit-down pre-prod meetings usually lasts a few hours.

    In other countries, a course in Food Styling usually starts with a 2-3 year college diploma (degree) course in Food Technology as a foundation, and then goes on to styling itself. Of course, there are intensive 1, 2 or 3 day type workshops conducted by Food Stylists that ranges from US$1,000 - US$3,000 in fees but these also usually require some sort of foundation in food.

    What would be great here would be a 1 - 2 day introductory course on food preparation knowledge and presentation for photographers, as opposed to a focused course for stylists, and that would probably cost much less - in the region of S$500 - $1K?
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    Yes there is..
    I have saw one book on food styling in Choa Chu Kang Lot 1 Library.
    If it's not within your reach, you can always send a request to the National Library (NLB) to transfer the book to your nearby NLB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    seen a book on it lately. at page one. very good and informative. hope to buy it too.

    just found it on amazon.

    http://www.amazon.com/Food-Styling-P.../dp/0240810066
    i read this book too .... buy it!
    is worth every cent imo

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    i think it will be hard for food stylists to reveal their trade secrets unless people willing to pay a good price for learning.
    Heng I didn't got to pay when i was learning from a veteran food stylists

    He is from the older generation who still use film, so it is sort of barter trade cos he will style and direct, and I will shoot in digital and process the pic
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