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Plate to Pixel: Digital Food Photography and Styling

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2012

    Great book, BAD nook format

    I learned a lot about food photograghy from this book. The chapters are laid out well and has tips for beginners and experienced photographers.
    GO BUY THE PHYSICAL BOOK. I purchased the nook version and the example photos are very small, when you zoom they don't get much bigger and are very pixelated. I feel like i wasted my money because this is a photography book and i can't see the examples.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2014


    This was marked moter races. Cant we race? Or is it just watching them?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2014


    Well so-ree all we are doing is sitting around at the club.vand dont cuss it makes you look dumb.......

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2014

    Raven to 'some tron tips'


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    Posted April 23, 2014


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  • Posted May 3, 2012

    Beautiful and helpful!

    I am completely fascinated by the skills of food photographers, I have been known to contact people with stunning photos and try to glean all I can from them. It has been perplexing to me how one person can take a completely average photo of food, while another person can make that same subject matter strikingly beautiful. Helene Dujardin, owner of the amazing blog, Tartlette, has written Plate to Pixel: Digital Food Photography & Styling, which is filled with examples and information on how to produce high quality food photography. The book itself is beautifully designed, with patterns and colored pages perfectly setting off the photos. It is a book I would even leave out for guests to flip through while waiting for dinner.

    The author focuses on “natural food styling” since that is her personal expertise, versus commercial type styling, which use glue, vaseline, etc. The text is written in a down to earth tone and helps make even the technical explanations of camera, lighting and settings easy to read and understand. I loved having the opportunity to learn from such a talented photographer as she shared the lessons she has gained, like the golden hours to photograph outside in natural light or using nuts or fruits as a garnish. Other helpful suggestions are included in Plate to Pixel, like both artificial and natural lighting needing to be diffused and reflected and how “goopey” foods can be a challenge. She even walks you through correcting and adjusting photos, once you load them onto your computer. I have learned so much from Plate to Pixel and I’m sure I will turn to it again and again for education and enjoyment.

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  • Posted June 23, 2011

    Good Tips For Professional Results

    The world of blogging and digital photogarphy has opened up a venue for foodies everywhere to share their cooking adventures and this book offers tips from a professional food stylist and photographer on how to make those blogs even better with great photos.

    The chapters include photography basics, camera settings and modes, natural light photography, artificial light photography, composition, setting up, styling, storing and editing photos, and a section about photo equipment. The author gives advice on how to deal with challenges such as ice cream that will quickly melt, and how to keep food looking fresh until the photo is taken.

    I thought the information in this book was very helpful and even though I don't write about food specifically I do sometimes share recipes at my blog so I came away with good ideas for making my photos better.

    Whether one is just a "foodie" who enjoys sharing recipes on a blog, or has something more professional in mind, or is a restaurant owner who wants to print his or her own menus with photos, this book can help bridge the gap between mediocre snapshots to those that are truly appealing with an artistic flair.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2011


    What a fabulous book!!! I now have high hopes for rescuing my blog and can't wait to get started. This book is a great guide with excellent tips and suggestions!!

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    Posted March 19, 2012

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