Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots / Edition 2by Nicole S. Young
Pub. Date: 08/17/2015
Publisher: Peachpit Press
In Food Photography:
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.
Table of ContentsChapter 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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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.
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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