Plate to Pixel: Digital Food Photography and Styling Paperback – May 3 2011
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...shows us how to make food photos look delicious, exploring tips and techniques used by the pros. (Digital Photography Enthusiast, July 2011).
'Honestly, and I don't say this lightly: if you buy one book on photography make it this one.' (Modern Country Style, Sept 2011)
'Helene Dujardin s guide to photographing food is a great practical read for budding photographers...this book is full of inspiring images that are sure to encourage you to get behind the lens. (Digital Photographer, March 2012)
From the 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
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Top Customer Reviews
I started reading it right away when I got it. I'm now at chapter 4 and can't wait to continue my learning.
The book is very clear with many pictures to see exactly what the author means, and compare different settings. Altough it says you can create beautiful photographs with a P&S (Point and Shoot camera), the book is heavilly constructed around the SLR type of cameras (Single-Lens Reflex camera), with apperture, ISO, White Balance, etc. I'm curious to see what advice we'll have later in the book for those types of cameras. It's true altough that I didn't get yet to the core, so I guess I have to wait and see.
I find the book a bit technical up to now. It's not a bad thing, but I find it a bit overwhelming to start with. Maybe it's linked with the fact that I have no prior experience with the manual settings of my camera. Someone who already know where to find the key features she's speaking about might have an easier time figuring it out clearly. I'm not progressing very fast due to the fact that I find myself navigating between my camera manual and the book a lot.
Overall an excellent book, must have for amateur photographs (or bloggers !), specifically if you're photographing food (advice applies also to some extent to other types of photography too of course)
The info in this book is great for a novice or an experienced photographer. She strips away the formality of photography and has a very free approach to setting up shots. Very refreshing and not intimidating! The after-capture work flow chapter is so valuable too. Most books are either too technical or skim through information. She strikes a great balance. As I said, very generous and thorough with her information.
I loved how beautiful the pictures were. They gave me hope that my own images may come out just as good.
There is so much information in here that it almost seemes overwhelming at times. But, don't let that discourage you! Press on! This book will be a great aid to you in your art.
There are so many books on the market that could help you learn and teach you how to be better at Food Photography. In my opinion, if you are just starting out as a food photographer, or want to get better, then this is definitely one of the books that I would recommend to you.
Most recent customer reviews
I'm an amateur photographer and I needed this because I'm blogging desserts recipes and I needed some ideas and that book made the job quite well. Nice illustrations and tips !Published on May 18 2014 by Nathalie Miclette
Nice info, the tip and tricks are very educative.
The picture are actuel, have nice tricks in photoshop.
This book is exactly what i wanted! Helene Dujardin explains realy well and the photos are really beautiful! I love it and recommend it to anyone who like photography snd food!Published on Dec 2 2012 by Solaine
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