11.10.11

Food Styling at Home for Food Bloggers {To Brighten your Food Photography}



I've been doing so many things these last couple of weeks that I couldn't pick were to start.Yes, I've been busy lately. 

However, I decided to start this post by sharing this practical tutorial that I've wrote. This little magazine is a guide for food styling and photography and how to style food in a natural approach.  Simple and inexpensive resources that could make a pretty good difference in your food photography. Regardless of type of camera or experience you have.   


In this tutorial you'll find practical ideas to style food, to design. Something useful that could make an amazing difference in your food presentations! The tips that you will find in this magazine are the same techniques that I use myself  to style my dishes as a cook working in a professional kitchen and as a food blogger. I hope you will enjoy reading this tutorial as much as I enjoyed writing it! This is dedicated to 'you' lovely readers, and to all my new readers too.

Why this tutorial?
Lately I've been receiving questions /emails from {lovely} readers {regarding food styling and photography}. So I thought I'd tell you what I've been learning along throughout this process, expressing creativity and passion for food.  

Who can read this tutorial? 
anyone. Yes, anyone that want to express the joy for food in a more creative way. 
 
I would love to hear your thoughts. And if you have benefited from this magazine tutorial please share, so more food bloggers could start using these food styling tips too!


Hope everybody is having a fantastic week!

37 comments:

Divya Yadava said...

Aldy!! I LOVE it. I see that you too have jumped on the issuu bandwagon like me - I just came out with a magazine 2 days ago.

I love your tutorial - it's so well written and clear. I'm going to try out some of the tips to make my pictures look better! Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

Junia said...

aldy, thanks SO much for sharing this! just finished reading thru it :). have a wonderful week!

Juliana said...

Aldy, I'll definitely check it out...I love your pictures.
Thanks and have a wonderful week :-)

Sonia said...

OK , I'm your Fan no: 1, just downloaded & printed my little E-book !

Thx for being a frnd

Hugs, Sonia

foodtravelandwine said...

No me ves....claro...yo en Canada y tu en NZealand....pero estoy aplaudiendo, de rodillas y haciendote la ola.....tu aporte es genial....se agradece tu esfuerzo y dedicacion.....voy a leerlo con calma a ver si mejoramos las fotos.....GRACIAS!!......Abrazotes, Marcela

quiks said...

I just checked out the tutorial and I love it! The pics and tips are wonderful and I'll definitely put a lot of these into practice. Thank you very much for sharing such a great work :-)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My goodness, Aldy, your photos are IDEAS are simply stunning!!!!! I think this is a wonderful idea, and if I had TIME, I would most certainly get into my cooking again. Before becoming a teacher (nine years now), I used to cook A LOT and I have stacks of fine cooking magazines. But now, my husband is LUCKY if he even gets a home-cooked meal these days!!! But this is fabulous and thank YOU for visiting! ENJOY YOUR END of week! Anita

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That is great! Had a look. It is wonderful and the pictures are beautiful.

Cheers,

Rosa

miren said...

Delicioso blog y las fotos, bellísimas.
Saludos.

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

THANK You Very Much Everyone!!! I'm glad you all like it :)

Hugs <3

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen said...

It's amazing, what a great idea and a valuable resource you've created.

argone said...

Thank you for this tutorial ... precious tips or reminders. Your pictures are great !

Mexico in my kitchen said...

Dear Sweet Aldi,

Big hug to you for your time and efforts putting together this tutorial.

I am not sure how many hours you spent on this but you have a very thankful subscriber.

Muchisimas gracias.

Mely

Martina said...

Wow, this is so generous Aldy, to share your know-how! I tried my hands at food styling last summer, but know i still have to improve my skills. Can't wait to have a look at your magazine here. Have a happy weekend, full of gorgeous food and much love!

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

@ Sylvie, That mean a lot coming from you :)

@ argone, Hi! Happy you liked it :)


@ Mely, Oooh so sweet :)Thanks!


@ Martina, THANK YOU very Much!

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Aldy, you are amazing. I need to go back and re-read again. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and I'd love to share this link on my facebook!

Cristina, from Buenos Aires to Paris said...

Te pasaste Aldy !!!! La Argentina te queda chica !!! Te acordas de eso? Lo decia Carlitos Bala, en su personaje Petronilo ! Yo siempre lo digo en casa cuando algo me sale "bien" . Mis mas sinceras felicitaciones, y toda mi admiracion!

Carolyn said...

Thanks for sharing, I thought this was great. I find both the styling and the photgraphing for my blog sometimes the most exhausting piece of it all, but sometimes the most exhilarating too (when I get THAT shot). It is trial and error and mostly I am just playing.
Oh, man, those tricks from professionals...yikes! My food is meant to actually be eaten so I don't to any of that. Sometimes I photograph something that's cold when it should be hot, or I have scooped my ice cream into the shape I want it and then I refreeze to help it stay harder longer while I am shooting, but those other tricks? SCARY!

Janine said...

first time here and boy did i stumble on 'gold'! the tips you gave are really helpful :)

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

@ Nami, Oooh So Sweet of you! Thank you :)


@ Cristina, Si! Carlitos Bala. Gracias por tan hermosas palabras y recuerdos :) Un abrazote


@ Carolyn, Hi! Happy you liked it:) And Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


@ Janine, Hi! I'm flattered :) Thanks.

Barbara said...

What a fantastic little ebooklet, Aldy! Your photos are some of the best online and your advice is so welcome!

kankana said...

That is an amazing magazine you created! there is so much to learn from you .. got to print it out!

Sonia said...

Hi Aldy, Thanks aton for sharing such a useful info and tips on food styling. wud love to use it from my next post onwards....! Have a wonderful week ahead. Thanks & Regards, Sonia !!!

Tanvi@SinfullySpicy said...

Very nicely compiled food photography tutorial Aldy! Loved reading thru it!

Mary said...

I've just read your tutorial and found it very helpful. I've really enjoyed the time I spent here this morning. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Mary said...

What a gorgeous and vibrant post. Your meal, all of it, looks and sounds delicious. The radish tart looks scrumptious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Anh said...

What vibrant colors! And the resources you created is wonderful

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

@ Anh, Thank you! Glad you liked this tutorial :)

Hugs

Barbara said...

I don't think there's anything more delicious than a radish from your garden. I love them just with a sprinkle of salt. But I am tempted to make that tart! It's gorgeous!

Magic of Spice said...

It sounds wonderful Aldy, will jump right over :)

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

@ magic of spice, Ohhh Thank you very much :)

Jay said...

wow...excellent cliks..
first time here..amazing space you have...lovely posts with interesting presentation..
Am your happy follower now..;)
do stop by mine sometime..
Tasty Appetite

the food dude said...

These tips are awesome, I'm still learning to take good food photos, and this is a great resource. Great tips, and i agree with keeping everything absolutely edible.

Martina said...

Such a great tutorial! And so nice of you Aldy, to share your tips with us! I have a date next week with a TV cook in germany, who will make something good to be shown in the magazine. Will show this to our photographer and develop a styling myself - let's see how it goes. I already know, from a trial in summer, that it is hard work, but also fun!

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

@ Martina, Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed reading my tutorial! Much appreciated. I'm sure everything will turn out beautifully. And I'd love to hear how it goes!

Itsaso Cortés said...

I have just two words to say: thank you!

Helena / Rico sin Azúcar said...

Thanks Aldy, so super nice shots!!!!

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