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A waste of money,
This review is from: Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots (Paperback)
I found this book a waste of money. To me it's rather a collection of small personal tips than a book, I found the knowledge and technique shared in the book relatively unstructured and lack of a firm background (on photography). What is more important is that the photos used in the book could not be called "great shots", not at all, from my point of view. Even an amateur food photographer could have photos better than these (if you go to the Food Photography Group on Flickr, you will get a lot of examples for this). I wish that I had spent some times to look at the profile and the author's blog and photos before I bought this book. So, my advice is do not spend money on this book if you are really into food photography and looking for something to improve your skills. Instead, go to Google and search for smth like "food photography tips"... you will find a lot useful blog posts better than this.
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Initial post: 27 Nov 2011 09:10:03 GMT
HOORAY!! - at last, someone out there with taste and an eye for detail!! - you are so right!! - I do not know where the author/ress got the idea from, that this is a helpful book, to advise aspiring photographers create professional food images, but it certainly is not! This modern idea of shooting awful, insipid, deranged looking food, with a sliver of focal plane in focus and the rest blurred out of recognition, (a technique known professionally as differential focusing) is absolute trash! - ah well, - if you want to waste your time and money, thinking you can teach yourself 'food photography' from a book costing £8.50, - well, thats up to you.
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