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Friday, May 20, 2011

Giveaway: Plate to Pixel Book

One of my very good friends, Helene Dujardin of Tartelette, just came out with her first book called Plate to Pixel!

If you love taking photos of food (like all of us food & recipe bloggers!) this book is an absolute treasure of advice. Helene will show you all the tricks of the trade on food styling and food photography for us non-professionals! You’ll see lots of before/after shots, learn about lighting (natural and artificial) and what tools she uses for photo editing and processing.

~Jaden

Book Description (from Amazon)

Tips and techniques for making food look good—before it tastes good!

Food photography is on the rise, with the millions of food bloggers around the word as well as foodies who document their meals or small business owners who are interested in cutting costs by styling and photographing their own menu items, and this book should serve as your first course in food photography. Discover how the food stylist exercises unique techniques to make the food look attractive in the finished product. You’ll get a taste of the visual know-how that is required to translate the perceptions of taste, aroma, and appeal into a stunning, lavish finished photograph.

  • Takes you through the art and techniques of appetizing food photography for everyone from foodies to food bloggers to small business owners looking to photograph their food themselves
  • Whets your appetite with delicious advice on food styling, lighting, arrangement, and more
  • Author is a successful food blogger who has become a well-known resource for fellow bloggers who are struggling with capturing appetizing images of their creations

So, have the cheese say, “Cheese!” with this invaluable resource on appetizing food photography.

Back Cover

Feast on these great recipes for mouthwatering food photos

Pictures have power. When you know how to make a dessert look so luscious that you gain two pounds just gazing at it, you have the power to tease taste buds from miles away. Whether you showcase the spectacular creations coming out of your own kitchen or aspire to a career in food photography, you’ll devour the information in these pages.

Photographing food is an art. Develop your food photography skills with these techniques.

  • Discover how to use natural light to capture stunning images

  • Learn how to work with your camera modes and settings

  • See how to fine-tune exposure

  • Discover how to compose the most appetizing photo

  • Tell your story with light

  • Add pizzazz with herbs, sauces, and easy styling techniques

  • Learn trade secrets for photographing items such as ice cream and stews

  • Develop an after-capture workflow process to improve your food photos

 

 

Congratulations to our winner(s)!
Christine Viscomi

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