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Digital Food Photography

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2006

    Finally a new!...excellent food photography book!

    When I first read on a photography forum about this book being published I knew I'd be buying it soon. 100% glad that I did. Lou put together a book that covers all the bases. I was particularly impressed with the effort put into the lighting chapter. Very well done. Lots of great photos to illustrate concepts throughout the book. He has even taken his teaching a step further by offering one on one sessions at his studio. A rare opportunity to learn from an established commercial photographer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2006

    You HAVE to Have This Book

    This book is a must-have if you're a food photographer, or planning to be. Lou Manna is the best food photographer around, period. And if you don't know as much about digital photography as you'd like, this book is a great start. Lou Manna explains digital so clearly that even I can understand it. And he's one of the nicest photographers in the business. He's willing to share his vast knowledge so you can succeed, too. Even if you're not into food photography, please look at this book. Lou Manna explains photographic principles and digital photography like nobody else. I only got his book two days ago, and I feel like a bell has rung in my head. (I wanted it for my birthday from my boyfriend, and I rated it 'so important I will die without it.') 'Aha! I get it now!' That's how you'll feel after reading anything he writes. Clearly a master of both photography and writing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2006

    This is the only food photography book you will ever need

    I have been working with a fantastic commerical photographer in boston for the past year and a half who shoots food regularly. I have since decided to pursue food photography as a career. I've been looking for a 'text book' to help me pull together everything i've learned...finally, I've found it. Manna's book is like going to food photography school. Reading every chapter made me relive my entire experience working on set: dealing with art directors, clients and food stylists....understanding complex lighting situations, camera angles, stand-ins...understanding the importance of post-production and how to digitally get the results needed. Shooting food is one of the most difficult work experiences for a photographer, and manna has broken it down so even the novice can become successful. Kudos to him for explaining the process in such a concise and clear cut manner. For those who have never had hands-on experience, make not mistake...he brings you through the entire'll be in the trenches the entire way. If I could give more stars, I would.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2005

    This book is GREAT!!

    I'm a complete novice when it comes to digital photography and I have a passion for food photography. This book was one of the most informative and enjoyable books I have read! The photographs are breath taking. I would suggest this book for the novice or the pro.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2005


    I absolutely LOVE Lou Manna's book! I have discovered recently that I have a passion for food photography, and Mr. Manna's book has been extremely helpful in lighting and equipment. Not to mention the photographs are incredible. I highly recommend this book!

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