Styling Books and Resources

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"Starting Your Career as a Photo Stylist" Book
"Photo Styling Workbook" E-book
"How to Style a Bed" E-book
"Style It & Shoot It Workbook" E-book
"A Day in the Life of a Food Stylist" video

“Working with Real (and Faux) Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts” Booklet
"Photo Styling Basics/Off-Figure Styling" video



Starting Your Career as a Photo Stylist
by Susan Linnet Cox
The newly revised and updated edition has just been released. Order your copy now and be among the first to receive your autographed copy directly from Susan!

This valuable career manual explores the numerous directions a career in photo styling can take. "Starting Your Career as a Photo Stylist" prepares new and working stylists with in-depth information on food styling, fashion styling, and six other areas of specialization. Readers will also learn everything they need to know about practical aspects of the profession, including production, casting, location scouting, working with a photo crew, creating a portfolio, and marketing their work.

Book Description
Established stylists will benefit from tips on how to develop and sustain their freelance careers, and business forms will provide aspiring stylists with a head start on building their businesses. Interviews with working stylists offer insight into what it takes to thrive in their line of work. Written by a stylist with over twenty years of experience, "Starting Your Career as a Photo Stylist" is the ultimate guide to this little-known and exciting career!

New Features:
• Styling Tips
• Portfolio Challenges
• Social media
• Changes in digital photography
• The older stylist
• Styling “green”
• New stylist stories
• Color photographs

Whether you are beginning your styling career or a working stylist who finds familiarity in the styling stories and anecdotes, you’ll enjoy and learn from this approachable career manual.

Price and Shipping Charges
Book is $19.95, including author signature. Shipping via US Postal Service will be $8. (For orders outside of US and Canada we add an $8 shipping fee, see menu below.)

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Photo Stying Workbook
by Susan Linnet Cox
You’ve heard about photo styling and know it sounds like an interesting career. But what does a photo stylist really do? What happens during a regular work day? How do you get started?

These questions and many others are explored in Photo Styling Workbook. This interactive book explores the career further than Susan Linnet Cox’s book “Starting Your Career as a Photo Stylist.” You will find out if this is the career for you. Descriptions of the photo crew, a typical day, and your styling kit are included. You’ll find out what’s required of a stylist and how to build a kit and a portfolio.

This informative 44-page full-color electronic book is written by Susan Linnet Cox, photo stylist, educator, and director of Photo Styling Workshops. The in-depth information goes beyond “Starting Your Career as a Photo Stylist” and will prepare you for a real career as a stylist.

Teachers! This is an excellent resource for teachers and students in fashion programs! Ask about the Teachers' Guide. “Photo Styling Workbook” by Susan Linnet Cox is a practical guide to planning for a career as a Photo Stylist, with information you won’t find anywhere else.

Included:
• in-depth information on styling rates
• editorial photo shoot production
• understanding editorial vs. catalog vs. commercial photography
• working with layouts for catalogs or magazines
• styling specialties, such as fashion, wardrobe, off-figure, soft goods, product, prop, and food styling
• kit list • production checklist • a glossary of terms

Challenges are provided to inspire you and provide an opportunity to grow professionally. Parts 1 and 2 are sent to you directly as an electronic PDF document.

Price:
Ebook is $28.50. There are no shipping charges for this publication. Ebook is typically emailed to you within one (1) business day. Also available as a printed book! Visit Amazon.com. Kindle edition (only $19.50)

How to Style a Bed
by Susan McDaniel
This 52-page full-color electronic book provides you with the skills and little-known techniques to style beds for clients. Learn the steps to steam bedding and make the bed look inviting to customers. Thorough tool lists and glossary included. Valuable information!
  • Would you like to know how to style bedding for those gorgeous home magazines?
  • Have you had an opportunity to style for a bedding catalog but didn’t know the techniques?
  • Wonder what makes those beds so alluring?  
From the introduction: “There is little relationship between a bed made in your home and one set up for photography. It is no wonder why so many people are disappointed when they drag that comforter out of its bag and throw it on their bed. Before I had begun my career in Visual Merchandising and then Photo Styling, I was one of those people.”

This 52-page full-color electronic book provides you with the skills and little-known techniques to style beds for clients. Learn how to steam bedding and make the bed look inviting to customers. This publication is filled with beautiful examples as well as practical steps illustrated with full-color photos. Thorough tool lists and glossary included. Loaded with valuable information!

Author:
The author is Susan McDaniel. Susan has been styling bedding for catalogs and other publications for nearly 25 years. Having started her career in Visual Merchandising, she happily segued into the specialty of bedding and learned many of her techniques the hard way. She is happy to share her knowledge of this mysterious styling specialty and has written this manual for you.

Pricing:
(New price!) $36. “How to Style a Bed” will be sent to you directly as an electronic PDF document. There are no shipping charges for this publication. Ebook is typically emailed to you within one (1) business day.
Also available as a printed book! Visit Amazon.com.



 

"Style It & Shoot It Workbook," E-book for Do-It-Yourself Photographers/Stylists
by Susan Linnet Cox and W. Peter Romfh

This 72-page full-color electronic workbook provides you with the skills to build a home studio, style your own products, get great shots, and save money! Loaded with valuable information!

PLUS you will recieve the BONUS document, “Do You See What I See?” (How to calibrate your monitor)

Do-It-Yourself Photographers and Stylists:
Do you have a creative concept or new product you want to market? Do you want to set up your own photo shoots to build your styling portfolio?

Or your goal may be shooting products for the Web, either on your own site or selling on sites like Ebay. A well-lighted and styled photo can make the difference!

It would never have been possible for small business owners to create their own photography until a few years ago. Now, marketing via the World Wide Web, combined with simpler digital cameras and image editing software have made that option more common. Small images can be created right in the workplace.

And then the items you are photographing can be styled to realistically portray them, show their features, and create an appealing presentation. All for very little money!

This 72-page workbook is designed to teach you the skills to produce quality images with a basic understanding of photographic lighting and composition – and without expensive equipment. And to style your items, especially soft goods, fabrics, and clothing in a way that will flatter – and sell – them.

Two Instructors Collaborate in this Workbook:
Photography Instructor is Peter Romfh. With over 50 years of experience in photography, Pete is uniquely qualified to teach photography to non-professionals. No need to invest in professional lights and cameras if you want to create images for your own use or for low resolution Web sales. Use Pete's practical techniques to set up an economical studio and create the quality images you need.

Styling Instructor is Susan Linnet Cox. Susan has been involved in all areas of photo shoots for over two decades. She has specialized in catalog design and art directing photo shoots, followed by her real love, styling. Building on her book “Starting Your Career as a Photo Stylist,” she will provide you with techniques for styling your products in the shot.

Learn and practice at home on your own schedule! Fun and challenging projects are provided to inspire you and provide an opportunity to grow professionally. Workbook is sent to you directly as an electronic PDF document. You will also be sent the BONUS document, “Do You See What I See?”

From our Case Study:
"Thanks for all your advice. My photos have improved dramatically already, and I am sure it will help with business."
Sheffield MacIntyre, Owner
Back-in-Style.com, Vintage & Designer Clothing

Student Feedback:
"I found my first attempts at styling to be quite difficult. Constantly moving between the table and the viewfinder to try and get a pleasing arrangement of the objects only to realize that something is out of tune and then starting over. I can only expect that it must get easier with practice. Please reassure me that it does :-). I now have great respect for the role of the stylist in the success of a shoot. Good styling makes the picture."
~Des, photographer, Melbourne, Australia

PRICING: $38.50. "Style It & Shoot It Workbook" will be sent to you directly as an electronic PDF document. There are no shipping charges for this publication. Ebook is typically emailed to you within one (1) business day. Also available as a printed book! Visit Amazon.com.

 
A Day in the Life of a Food Stylist" video
In this 18 minute look into the life of a food stylist, Lisa Golden Schroeder, veteran food stylist, teacher, and owner of Foodesigns.com, offers her insights into the career of food styling. Through interviews and demonstrations, she opens up the behind-the-camera world of creating beautiful food photographs. Great for the classroom!
Viewers will learn:
∙ What a successful food stylist needs to know, from education to on-the-job experience,
∙ The highs and lows of the job,
∙ The long-term potential for a styling career in commercial photography.

Career DVD, closed-captioned, 18 minutes, produced by Learning Zonexpress.

Shipping Charges
$4 for US and Canada orders; $16 for other international orders. (See menu below.)Orders are typically shipped within 5 business days. PRICING: $35

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“Working with Real (and Faux) Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts” Booklet
This informative electronic booklet created by Foodesigns and Lisa Golden Schroeder, Director of the Food Styling Program at Photo Styling Workshops, will prepare you for the intricacies and challenges of styling a shoot for ice cream and similar desserts.
Foodesigns' “Working with Real (and Faux) Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts” is a straight-forward and practical guide to planning for ice cream shoots. Includes artificial ice cream recipes and tips for working with novelties.
There are no shipping charges for this publication. Ebook is typically sent within one (1) business day. Sent directly as an electronic PDF document.
PRICING: $28.50

 

 

"Photo Styling Basics/Off-Figure Styling" video

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1 comment:

  1. Hi, I ordered and paid for the Photo Styling E-Book and it hasn't arrived yet. I can't find an email address to send to so hoping to get a reply here. It says the book is usually emailed within 1 day and I made the purchase 3 days ago. Can you please check that the order has been processed and/or provide an email so I can follow up.
    Thank you
    Regards
    Deborah

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