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!!!!
Sounds like a GREAT book! I am always rushing through my food styling just because I do not know too much about it. This would be wonderful! Thanks girl!
Julie Gibbons says
Happy Blog Birthday Suzie! Happy visit with Jamie!
It does indeed sound like a great book. I’d love to learn how to make my hippy food look less hippy and more vital.
Heather Nolan says
I love food photography because I eat with my eyes and I have a new DSLR, but also a busy toddler, so I need all the help I can get with my pics!
Wow! What a cool looking book! I just checked out the book on Amazon.com and saw some of the photos and the index. Who knew this book even includes info on doing your pics in Photoshop in Chapter 8, The Digital Spice: Retouching. Sure would be scrumptious to have a book like this!
What isn’t there to love about food photography?! I need some improvement in my photography skills (and how pretty my food presentation is, LOL) and this book would be helpful. Plus, it’s basically a book all about food porn, what more could you ask for? Hah!
Lately, when I go out to eat with friends I might take pics of the dishes we have. More recently, at my brother’s wedding banquet, I took pics of pretty much every dish that came out. Call it food pr0n. 😀
Sonia | Food Obsessed says
There’s a book that I would certainly devour. It looks absolutely awesome! I’m pretty confident that I could pick up a trick or two (or make that a hundred!) to improve on my photography skills. I especially need to learn about lighting and set-up and also how to let my passion for what I am about to sink my teeth into transpire to the shots that I take.
I am just starting to feel like I sort of kind of know what I am doing just a teeny tiny bit and need all the help I can get lol
Hey,Mr One Dimensional here. I just passed a year of owning and using a digital camera. I can really use all the help I can get to raise my skills beyond the single plate pictures I’ve been doing.
BTW Happy Blog Birthday to you and I hope you and Sis are having a good time
How cool that I saw this on Twitter today! AND I’m taking a photography course tonight at Henry’s to learn to properly use my Nikon Digital SLR, AND I bought some lights to take better shots a couple of weeks ago AND it’s my birthday next Thursday! It was meant to be 🙂 Food photography rocks – nice blog by the way and Happy Blog Birthday!
Happy Blog Birthday Suzie! What a treat for all of us that you are the one giving presents! I have been eyeing this book for awhile and really think it could help my foodie pix and I have a lot to learn.
i sure could use this! i am horrible at taking food pics!
Jeanine - The Baking Beauties says
Happy Blog Birthday! I have a food blog as well, and am always looking for ways to take better pics. I definitely need some help with perspective & food styling, but I will not be using soap suds. 🙂 Great giveaway!
I finally broke down a few weeks back & ponied up for a DSLR. Now comes the tough part — taking great photographs!
Noob at the Games says
Ahhh, this book looks fantastic!
I’ve only recently gotten into food photography–primarily for French Fridays with Dories–and while I love showing off my attempts with fab photos, I’m struggling to come up with new ideas. This book looks like it could be a big help!
AMY B says
I started my own food blog in February and food photography is a newly-found passion for me. I love playing with lighting and styling to produce photos that are good enough to eat! Since readers can’t taste my food online, photos really are the best way to share my kitchen creations.
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Megan C says
I love this idea of a food photography book! I was thinking about getting a book like that the other day! I love photographs of food that make you want to leap onto the page and eat the food because your eyes have already feasted on the photos!
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Happy blog birthday Suzie!.I love food photography because its so much fun to add your own ideas to your own personal food photos. But also I love it because it tells you so much more then just writing or a recipe can do. Really its the most important aspect of a cookbook for me :). I would love to learn steps to better my photography and get the best of out my my food photos. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂
Happy Birthday to your blog and you.It would be wonderful to take better pictures.
I’d love to be entered Please..thanks
Happy blog birthday!
I love food photography because of all the great creativity you can put into it. I am a person that loves to find cookbooks with lots of detailed, colorful pictures. I would love to gain more knowledge on the technical aspect of photography.Thank you for the giveaway
Anna C says
Susie, I just wanted to send my best wishes on your Blog’s Anniversary. You remain an inspiration to us all with your lively posts and wonderful photography. Wishing you continued success as you embark on your third year.
Happy blog birthday. I need to take a leaf out of your book and celebrate it next time it comes around. 🙂 I really enjoy learning about food photography. What did you learn from the book?
The thing that your blog impresses me the most, aside from your food are your beautiful photographs! If I do win, I hope I don’t wreck the book by drooling on it 🙂
Meg S says
I know zilch about food photography and am always so jealous of people who can do it so well! It just makes the food look so scrumptious.
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Suzie Ridler says
Thank you for all the support and comments, loving it! I learned a lot about photo composition and trouble shooting from this book Sarah. There were some photo editing that helped, as well as issues about white balance to help make sure I get the colours in my photos right. I hope that helps!
Wow, I’d love to win this book I’m sure I could learn a lot and improve my blog photographs. If I do win you can contact me at janicepattie at gmail dot com
Hey, Suzie~~Happy Blog Birthday!!!
I don’t do any food photography yet, but I’d love to learn how. If I win the book, I’ll have to hang on r-e-e-eal tight, or my photographer daughter will steal it out from under me!
All the best in your third year of foodie blogging! And I hope you and Jamie have an amazing visit together! Peggy’s Cove is the neatest place–I remember it well!
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Suzie Ridler says
Contest is now closed. Thanks everyone!