Tasty Food Photography is an eBook for food bloggers and food photography enthusiats. Photography is an incredible tool that can have a profound impact on the life of your blog or website. I’ve learned a lot of things – both big and small – in the last few years, and this book is my way of sharing all that with you. My hope is that these tips and tricks will be practical, easy to read, and ultimately help you take food photos that make people say, “I am dying to eat that right now!
How to take Amazing Food Pictures
A couple years ago I started writing a food blog called Pinch of Yum as a hobby for my evenings and weekends. As an amateur cook and photographer, I had a lot to learn. I was using a DSLR camera, but I had no idea how to use it. My blog readers consisted of my mom and a handful of co-workers. I still remember how thrilled I was the first time I had 50 visitors on my site in one day.
Learn to Edit Your Photographs
As time went on, I started to get more comfortable with the using the manual settings on our DSLR. I started using more complex photo editing software such as Photoshop and Lightroom. My photos were starting to improve which fueled my desire to keep learning. I eventually had my first photo accepted to Tastespotting.com, and I was beside myself with excitement about being published and about the number of visitors that it brought to my blog.
Props and Set Up Tips
As my photos continued to get better, I saw an immense increase in my blog readership. My average number of unique visitors went from 50 a day to 5,000 a day, which lead to lots of opportunities for monetizing and growing my blog. In the last 6 months, I’ve had the honor of being pursued by web magazines, e-newsletters, and book publishers. There’s no doubt in my mind that these opportunities were presented to me because of my improved food photography.
A Sneak Peak into Tasty Food Photography
Table of Contents:
Technical Tips: Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO
Composition Tips: Orientations, Composition Ideas, and Movement
Lighting Tips: Window Hunting, Scraping, and Folded Paper Tricks
Props and Set Up Tips: Prop Ideas and Organization, Set-Up Process
Editing Tips: Photoshop, Lightoom, and iPhoto
General Workflow: Schedule Adjustments, Slow Down, Food Sharing Sites
What Kind of Format is this eBook in?
Tasty Food Photography eBook is a downloadable PDF file, which can be viewed on a number of devices – laptop and desktop computers, iPhone or Android devices, iPads, and other tablets.
For iPad specific users, you can download this ebook (or any pdf document) directly to iBooks, which will allow you to access it at any time. Click here for a very handy guide that shows you exactly how to put this book into your iBooks app.