This lesson was inspired by a visit to delicious magazine where a group of experienced and talented food stylists give my pupils a challenge to style a plate of food as if it was for a photo shoot. My pupils loved it so I decide to buy a photo box like the one below on amazon and set up a lesson on food styling and photography. I do it with my year 7’s to get them in to the habit of always making an effort to make food look appetizing. Its a nice lesson to teach and the pupils always seem to enjoy it. There are lots of good food styling videos on you tube that you can include to to make the lesson even more interesting. Enjoy.
Food styling and photography
· To differentiate between food styling and food photography.
· To be familiar with a range of finishing techniques including garnishes and glazes.
· To produce a photo with text as a result of food styling activity.
· Teacher to explain the concept of food styling and food photography
· Pupils asked to complete group activity in
Seating plan (Pupils grouped according to recent grades and personalities – mixed ability to support group learning and development )
What is a glaze?
What does a food stylist do?
Explain the term “ you eat with your eyes”
What is the difference in outcome of using an egg glaze or a milk glaze?
Lower and higher order questions to groups and individuals will reinforce learning throughout
the lesson. Some higher order questions will be targeted at more able or G & T pupils.
Create a mood board of a variety of inspiring photos which illustrate finishing techniques ( low level)
Imagine you are a teenager writing a food blog on food photography (medium level)
Write a report on the role of a food stylist in food journalism.( high level)