With the coming of social media, opportunities have increased by leaps and bounds in the world of food media. Food photography and styling are in high demand, as the market for visual food content has grown with the popularity of Instagram and Pinterest. Food stylists create the eye-popping, mouth-watering dishes that get photographed for magazines, newspapers, books, television and advertisements. It takes an artistic eye, attention for detail as well as an ability to cook and understand ingredients, to develop a successful career as a food stylist. Many food stylists work independently for photographers or do both.