10 items that Anna has in her food styling kit! You’re not going to want to miss this!
If you’re a wedding photographer, you shoot food. if you don’t think so, that’s why your food looks so bad. Head to TheSlantedLens.com/courses and buy that food styling kit.
Hi, this is Jay P Morgan and today on The Slanted Lens we’ve got Anna lee, Food Stylish and Ed Rudolph, Food Photographer. You might guess that we’re going to talk about food! We’re going to talk through the 10 things that Anna Lee doesn’t go anywhere without for food styling!
So let’s look at these 10 items that would be great for any photographer to have in their kit to be ready to shoot food.
Carry 1 chief knife and one serrated knife!
Having small tweezers is great for having to make changes and move the food without having to use fingers.
Even a lot of fine dining chefs use tweezers so that they can be very precise!
Have brushes of different sizes, shapes and textures.
Makeup brush for powder and light things
Small paintbrush for little details
And 2 cooking brushes for adding the sauce.
#4 Squeeze Bottles
These are good for when you have to add a little sauce to the edge of burgers, sandwiches, etc.
#5 Spray Bottles
This is good for misting water onto things like salad, herbs, greens, to make them look more fresh.
You would use assorted Q-Tips mostly for cleaning up, but they can also be good for making small details on food.
This is exactly what you need when you are trying to stabilize food, you can use them as building blocks and stick them through food to keep it upright.
#8 Instant Cornmeal Masa
This can be used as a glue for food! When it’s mixed with water it becomes close to a clay and you can use it to hold food in place or as a filler.
#9 Heat Gun
This is great for making concentrated heat to melt cheese or create a brown spot. It’s used a lot for pizza or melts.
#10 Propane Torch
This is also a concentrated heat source, but you wouldn’t use it to melt cheese because it’s almost too intense. This is perfect for making things look like they were on a BBQ or grill!
If you wanted to get grill lines though, you would use
BONUS – Electric Charcoal Starter
This is exactly what you need to make those lines, without firing up a grill in the photoshoot space.
So there you have it! Top 10 items from Anna’s food styling kit with 1 bonus one!
This is a great kit to put together to make sure you have for any times you may be shooting food. You will learn a lot more about food photography in our Food Photography Course on TheSlantedLens.com/courses . We made this course with Ed, as he is an incredible food photographer. The course goes through 6 different setups, 6 different recipes and teaches all the food styling and photography tips you need to know to become a professional food photographer!
Keep those cameras rolling, and keep on clickin!
Instant Cornmeal Masa
Electric Charcoal Starter