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Austin Texas Food and Prop Styling Photography Workshop :: Part Two

taYrM7gcYyzWKpatodZFjNpDBolrytLRQObqVFQDQDk Austin was a great location for our Food Prop Styling and Photography Workshop. We got to spend the day doing what we love and showing our attendees how to make the most of their images. Styling a photograph can be daunting if you write a blog, or simply love to make your food images shine, so a styling workshop can be just the ticket.

Deborah and I have been working together making beautiful images for many years. Whether it’s for a magazine, ad campaign, or a cookbook, we love to collaborate on how best to style and photograph food.

Deborah shot the images for my cookbook Picture Perfect Parties, and to say it was the most satisfying work experience for me to date, would be an understatement.

At our workshops, you can be part of that collaboration, and I can’t think of a better way to spend a day than creating beautiful images with other creatives. At our workshop last weekend that was the very experience we all had. Sharing, learning, and combining our ideas made for a lovely and lively day in Austin. Below are some of the captures from Deborah and myself; such a great group, such a great day!

2014 Austin Food styling & photo workshop Big thanks to Westelm Austin for providing such gorgeous props. Here’s a little set up I did with Deborah for our attendees to photograph and observe styling with a product line.

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Styling a still life for photo inspiration for our attendees with this amazing tray from Uncommon Objects.

2014 Austin Food styling & photo workshop IMG_6995 One of our happy stylist/photographer’s pictured here in her custom stylist apron by Raw Materials Design

wIJX_ydvY27sTS82rumu5mNZI4y1HDaTlG0O6vttaA0 Everyone left with a signed copy of my book Picture Perfect Parties, super cool stylist aprons, and a bag of goodies thanks to our fantastic sponsors.

Thanks to all that shared the day shared their creative energy, funny stories, and most of all, thank you for the great sense of community and creative energy that prevailed all day. xx

To sign up for our next workshop in Marrakech, Morocco sign up here!

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Design Inspiration Friday: Fishs Eddy NYC


As most of you know I am writing my first cookbook (SO EXCITED). When I was in NYC a few weeks ago for The Today Show I had just enough free time to buy some fresh “proppage” for my upcoming cookbook photo shoots. One of my all time favorite go to prop destinations is Fishs Eddy in New York City. After a yummy lunch at Manzo at Eatly, with my Rizzoli Editor I wandered over for a peek.This visit did not disappoint me. I found all sorts of interesting elements and paper products to use on my upcoming shoots.

Last week was the first of many photoshoots for my cookbook, out fall 2013 from Rizzoli Books. So far it’s been a career highlight to create all the beautiful imagery for my own book. I hope to share more of my prop resources in the upcoming months (and of course there will be all my go to resources in the back of my book, yes all the secret ones as well, how’s that for a teaser?). Stay tuned for lots of behind the scenes. Follow me on Twitter at @AJSTYLIST for up to date behind the scenes photos. To check me out on The Today Show, click here.

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