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ijnek

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any1 knows if there's any books or even course regarding food styling?...
 

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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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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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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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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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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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