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Plate to Pixel: Digital Food Photography & Styling
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 26 November 2011
This book is a fantastic primer on photography and in particular food photography and presentation. I'm a budding food photographer and really enjoyed reading this book as it made me feel more confident in how to set up a scene before shooting and how to approach winter no-light situations. Her style of photography and choice of props is very tasteful and classic. I highly recommend this book!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A very interesting and easy manual to photograph food. The author gives all, not hiden secrets, only good and practical advise. It made me understand some camera's features and gave me some confidence with it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 16 May 2013
I have only read a few chapters so far but i can see that it is a fantastic book. Well written, great detail and perfect for anyone at any level of photography
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 20 February 2015
I have the kindle version of this book images are postage stamp size so it's virtually impossible to see what is being talked about. I can't even enlarge the images as they become too pixelated. It's written in a very friendly fashion so it's an easy read, but images for lighting set ups would have helped as would the images that are being discussed. NOT WORTH THE MONEY!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 14 April 2013
A well explained system for food photography. Always looking for the simpler answer - natural light, dining table, home made reflectors. I wish I'd had this book a few years ago.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 1 September 2012
I own a food blog website, it's smthg I do for a hobby, but after a while I wanted it to look a little more professional, with pretty food pictures to go with it. Hence, I did some research and I ended up buying this book ~ and boy, am I glad I did. I have never worked with anything more than just a regular hand-held, point n shoot camera for all my food photos, but after reading this book I felt ready to get myself an entry level dSLR. By following the instructions in this well written book, my food photos have benefitted remarkably ... I mean the quality and sharpness of my photos impress me immensely. They still aren't perfect but I am learning smthg new everyday.

I cannot even begin to tell you how much I have learnt about light, lighting methods and manipulating it in order to capture an awesome snap. I NEVER KNEW!! I used to use flash photography for everything, but now I know better and suddenly I have options. Shooting in natural light has become a huge favourite of mine.

Then there is the whole thing about focus and choosing the appropriate backdrop; placement of food subjects; equipment required; how to do post-editing; props ... the list goes on. All in all I find this book very concise and easy to read and follow ~ especially for a photography newbie such as myself. I haven't had my new dSLR for very long, a couple of months, but already I am inspired and enthusiastic about the future of my photography skills and the success of my food blog.

Definitely a good buy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 5 March 2012
Wonderful quality product - with some great images to inspire. I have not read it cover to cover yet, but loving what I have seen so far. Quality product.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 5 November 2011
I've been reading a lot in Food Styling books, this one I have started the first chapter and sneak through the book. Lots of information, details of how use your camera setting for food, light,composition,styling, everything you need to know as a guide. I'm really looking forward to get into this after finishing others. I'd recommnend this one,too.
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on 3 February 2015
Despite having done photography at university, I was unsure of how to make the most of the specific application of food photography, which I wanted to get into for blogging. I already knew a lot of the technical camera info and I'm familiar with editing software etc. but it was still a good reminder how to use that knowledge in this particular setting and how to make the most of the basics without all the extra photography tools should you not have them or don't have the desire or opportunity to use them.

The main area of interest for me was the setting up of the scene, the styling of the food, and the best angles to capture what I want. She gave useful tips that would suit the enthusiast as well as the pro and I'm now practicing what I've learned, the results of which can be seen on my blog: discoverdemelza.com
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on 25 June 2015
I really liked this book as I am just about to start food photography as a new hobby. It gave me an insight and a great idea what to look for in food photography with tips to consider. I advice anyone who would like to have a great idea definately read this book. Its easly laid out with alot of fundamentals covered. I had a choice between joining a food photography course and alternatively buying a book, i found this book is more than enough and gave me a great idea to apply the tips in practice. As the author wrote with more practice you just get better.
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