I’m really excited about this giveaway! I know all my food blogging friends will love this book!
Food Photography is chuck full of great tips, information, and of course, mouth-watering photos.
Here’s a sneak peek from author/photographer Nicole S. Young.
Doesn’t that video make you want to grab your camera and take some awesome pictures?
I purchased a Canon Rebel T2i over a year ago and even though I have a great “How-To” video of how to use my camera, I still have so much to learn. I always use my 50mm lens to photograph food and tend to stick to the same settings while playing around with the aperture a bit. As far as editing my photos, I usually lighten my pictures or adjust the sharpness on iPhoto. So you see, I can really use some help from Nicole’s book! I am clueless when it comes to RAW images and Photoshop. I’m so thrilled to have Nicole’s book to help me out! I love that she shares her camera settings on her photos so I can compare them to what I typically use on my camera.
Here are the main topics that are discussed in Food Photography:
Chapter 1: Photography Fundamentals
- File Types: RAW and JPEG
- White Balance
- The Exposure Triangle: Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO
Chapter 2: Photography Equipment
- Tools of the Trade
- Digital Cameras
- Lens and Focal Lengths
- Tripods and Accessories
- Lighting Equipment
Chapter 3: Lighting
- Techniques for Lighting Food
- See the Light
- Quality of Light
- Backlight is Best
- Types of Light
- Lighting Modifiers and Accessories
Chapter 4: Styling and Props
- Styling Considerations
- Ensuring Food Quality
- Food Styling Basics
- Styling Tips and Tricks
- Prop Styling
Chapter 5: Framing and Composition
- Improving Your Photos with Sound Compositional Elements
- Finding Balance
- Perspective and Framing
- Focal Length, Lens Compression, & Depth of Field
- Shapes, Lines, & Colors
Chapter 6: Processing Images with Adobe Photoshop
- Bringing Out the Best in Your Photographs
- Working With RAW Files
- Photoshop Basics, Tips & Tricks
- Finishing Touches
Chapter 7: Behind The Scenes
- Food Photography From Start to Finish
This book is excellent for food bloggers and anyone that is interested in food styling. I plan on studying this book this summer when I’m on vacation. Oh! And guess what? Nicole has a great blog where you can learn more about photography. She has some great video tutorials and amazing photos! [Nicolesyblog.com]
Nicole’s book is available at Amazon.com.
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