Monday was another double header as food stylist Adam Pearson and food photographer/blogger extraordinaire Matt Armendariz both lead sessions.
Adam talked about a few simple supplies a home food blogger can easily incorporate into his or her photos to create a more professional look: a variety of linens, small plates and various wooden cutting boards.
He demonstrated the plating of a simple pasta dish. Adam is trained as a chef and uses those skills in conjunction with the tricks of the trade to make food camera-ready.
Some of his tips included using museum wax to hold forks in place, Poligrip to keep a taco standing upright, and diluting red wine with water to keep it from going to dark in photos.
He explained he takes a more modern approach to food styling, prefering to use real food rather than those stand-ins we've all heard about (like glue for milk).