Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

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Are you a “foodie” looking to take eye-catching photos of your culinary concoctions? Do you have a food blog that you’d like to enhance with better visuals? Do you want to create photos that conjure up the flavors of your favorite foods but lack the photographic technique to make it happen? Then this book is for you!

In Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, photographer Nicole Young dishes up the basics on getting the right camera equipment–lights, lenses, reflectors,...

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Overview

Are you a “foodie” looking to take eye-catching photos of your culinary concoctions? Do you have a food blog that you’d like to enhance with better visuals? Do you want to create photos that conjure up the flavors of your favorite foods but lack the photographic technique to make it happen? Then this book is for you!

In Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, photographer Nicole Young dishes up the basics on getting the right camera equipment–lights, lenses, reflectors, etc.–and takes you through the key photographic principles of aperture, ISO, and shutter speed. She then discusses lighting and composition and shows how to style food using props, fabrics, and tabletops. Finally, she explains 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.

Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, photographer and author Nicole S. Young, and you will:

• Use your camera’s settings to gain full control over the look and feel of your images

• Master the photographic basics of composition, focus, depth of field, and much more

• Learn to enhance your food photographs using professional food styling techniques

• Get tips on different types of lighting, including strobes, flashes, and natural light

• Improve the look of your photos using Adobe Photoshop

• Go “behind the scenes” and walk through the process of creating great food photographs with an entire chapter of start-to-finish examples

And once you’ve got the shot, show it off! Join the book’s Flickr group to share your photos, recipes, and tips at flickr.com/group/foodphotographyfromsnapshotstogreatshots.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321784117
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 8/17/2011
  • Series: From Snapshots to Great Shots Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 148,984
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Nicole S. Young is a full-time photographer specializing in commercial photography, and she licenses many of her images through iStockphoto and Getty Images. Nicole is an accredited Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Photoshop and a Help Desk Specialist with the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. The author of Canon 7D: From Snapshots to Great Shots and Canon 60D: From Snapshots to Great Shots, she blogs at nicolesyblog.com.
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  • Posted February 10, 2013

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    I bought this book because I recently started a food blog and wa

    I bought this book because I recently started a food blog and wanted to be able to take great pictures.  This book is very easy to read and she explains everything so simply. I would highly recommend it . I have not finished it yet but have been really happy with what I have read so far.  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2012

    Highly recommended for beginners

    This book is well written, straight to the point and is great for beginners who are trying to sharpen their skills in food photography. The photos are really beautiful and the tips are helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2012

    Highly recommended!

    It's an awesome chicken calendar. Very pleased ... and shipping was fast.

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