Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

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Do you need help making your food look as delicious as it tastes? Are you a “foodie” hungry for more tantalizing photos of your culinary creations? Do you have a food blog that you’d like to take to the next level, with better images and a stronger business strategy? Then this book is for you!

In Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Second Edition, photographer Nicole Young returns to dish up the basics on everything you need to know to make great food images, from ...

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Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

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Overview

Do you need help making your food look as delicious as it tastes? Are you a “foodie” hungry for more tantalizing photos of your culinary creations? Do you have a food blog that you’d like to take to the next level, with better images and a stronger business strategy? Then this book is for you!

In Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Second Edition, photographer Nicole Young returns to dish up the basics on everything you need to know to make great food images, from getting the right camera equipment to mastering the key photographic principles of aperture, ISO, and shutter speed. She offers tips on styling food using props, fabrics, and tabletops; and she explains how to improve your photos through editing after the shoot.

This new edition features many brand-new images and examples, accompanied by up-to-date discussions on achieving good lighting and composition. In addition Nicole covers developments in the industry that have emerged since the publication of the first edition, such as the entry of mirrorless cameras on the scene, and more. She also provides a brand new post-processing section focusing on Photoshop Lightroom, showing how to improve your photos through sharpening, color enhancement, and other editing techniques.

Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book offers the practical advice and expert shooting tips you need to get the food images you want every time you pick up your camera.

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Meet the Author

Nicole S. Young is a full-time photographer specializing in food and landscape photography, and she also licenses her images through iStockphoto and Getty Images. Nicole is an accredited Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Photoshop, owns and operates the Nicolesy Store, and is a regular contributor to the National Association of Photoshop Professionals and Photofocus websites. The author of several books, including Plug In with onOne Software and the first edition of Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Nicole blogs at nicolesy.com. She lives in Portland, OR.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Food Photography Fundamentals
Tools and Setup for Digital Food Photography

Chapter 2: Lighting
Techniques for Lighting Food

Chapter 3: Styling and Props
The Art of Presentation

Chapter 4: Framing and Composition
Improve Your Photos with Sound Compositional Elements

Chapter 5: Business and Blogs
Setting Yourself Up For Success

Chapter 6: Processing Images with Adobe® Lightroom®
Post-Processing and Organization

Chapter 7: Behind the Scenes
Food Photography from Start to Finish

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