The blog birthday giveaways continue with this copy of Digital Food Photography! This seems to be THE book on food photography so of course, being a food photographer, I just had to read it and bought myself a copy.
I am not one to hold onto books when I am done reading them (cookbooks excluded of course) and I really loved this book’s perspective on, well, perspective. It really “shows” you how to look at your subjects differently and deals with food photography and photography theory at the same time.
I particularly love the part where Lou writes about the evolution away from giant contrived food layout towards focusing more on the food and setups being less cluttered. If you look at my food photography, you know that is how I like to photography my food. It is all about the food.
This book taught me so much about myself as a photographer. I vehemently disagree with using soap suds to make my bacon glisten but if you want to know about that element of food photography you will find the section dedicated to food styling fascinating.
I have one copy to give away. It is open to everyone, everywhere. Leave a comment with contact info (unless your profile already includes your email address) to enter. To qualify, tell me what you love about food photography, why you want to learn more… Winner will be announced Monday! Good luck everybody!
Jamie came in safely last night! Somehow a crappy rainy and windy day that was forecasted turned to sunny skies, probably because is such a positive force of nature. We were up way too late last night so I am nursing a catching-up hangover but it is so worth it. I can’t believe my sister is here!!!!