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Course Code: 
CULA 474
Course Type: 
Area Elective
P: 
2
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
6
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Objectives: 
Understand principles of food styling and food photography. This course provides an overview of the key principles of photography that become relevant when creating beautiful food pictures, and styling the food effectively. Students will learn how to prepare attractive compositions and take pictures of different types of food compositions for the blog, magazines, menu or portfolio.
Course Content: 

Theoretical and practical aspects of Food Styling and Photography. The basics of food styling for photography and tips and tricks to preparing food for the ideal shot. A range of food themes will be investigated with styling. Displays will be created using different types of kitchen equipment, environment, and tables. Students will learn basic presentation skills and be guided through the process of taking great shots.

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Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction to food styling - Tricks of the trade  
2 Composition in styling- Vegetables and Fruits (raw and cooked, cold and hot)  
3 Composition in styling-  Meat, fish and sea food  (raw and cooked, cold and hot)  
4 Composition in styling- Breakfast (raw and cooked, cold and hot)  
5 Composition in styling- Desserts  
6 Composition in styling- Beverages  
7 Midterm Exam  
8 Studio Photography I: single food-single light source.  
9 Studio Photography I: single food-two light sources.  
10 Hands-on practices on food styling and photography (magazine)  
11 Hands-on practices on food styling and photography (blog)  
12 Hands-on practices on food styling and photography (cook book)  
13 Hands-on practices on food styling and photography (menu)  
14 Exhibition  

 

Recommended Sources

Textbook Roger Bellone, 2010, “Fotoğraf”, Dost Kitabevi,

Sabit Kalfagil, 2006, “Fotoğraf Sanatında Kompozisyon”, Fotoğrafevi,

Additional Resources Helene Dujardin, Wiley, 2011, Digital Food Photography and Styling,

Nicole Young, 2011, Food Photography, Peachpit Press,

Delores Custer, Wiley, 2010, The Art of Preparing food for the camera.

 

Denise Vivaldo, Gibbs Smith Pres., 2010, Food Stylist Handbook,

 

Cara Hobday, 2010, Food Presentation Secrets, Firefly Books,

 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 50
Quizzes    
Practice, teamwork, attitude    
Assignment 3 50
Total   100
CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE   40
CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE   60
Total   100