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Culinary Arts

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 4:01 AM

Culinary is the art of preparing and/or cooking foods to be as pleasing for the palate as it is for the eye.
Not many types of art can claim to be as nourishing for your soul as they are for your body. Culinary arts is appreciated by everyone in the world because it is highly linked with our survival. Also, if you think about it, it is one of the most accessible forms of art around. You probably even subconsciously practised Culinary Arts several times without knowing it.
Example: someone told you to assemble a plate of cheeses, meats and breads? I'm sure you didn't just throw everything on a plate, somewhere in the back of your mind you styled it to your liking.



Style and photograph your piece


To be able to share your culinary art creations with the rest of the world, you need to be able to photograph it. The way you present your piece is important. If you do it as an afterthought it will translate negatively. Therefore you should tune your skills to learn how to present your piece from it's best side.  

Sure, the camera I use to shoot my culinary art is probably considered ancient by photography standards, however I try to make the best out of it. The camera is not the artist; you are. 



  • Helpful tips:
    • Study photographs from recipe books, blogs or magazines.
    • Use props or leave some ingredients from the recipe laying around. 
    • What is in the background? Is it cluttered? Nothing should distract the eye from your piece.
    • Use natural lighting; set up near a window.




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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Lovely article. And thank you for the feature in it. I am very humbled.
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maytel Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
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Ninina-nini Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
jup, very informative! I find photographing food extremely challenging :)
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maytel Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
as do I. Photography is not a skill that I master, but I try to make the best of it :D
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Ninina-nini Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
And you pull it of extremely well! :)
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maytel Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Thanks! :heart:
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