Plate to Pixel: Digital Food Photography & Styling
Food photography is on the rise, with the millions of food bloggers around the word as well as foodies who document their meals or small business owners who are interested in cutting costs by styling and photographing their own menu items, and this book should serve as your first course in food...more
The blog is a combination of terrific recipes, and more terrific photos. This book is brand new. It is a how-to photograph and style food. But the information crosses into other genres. You might not be interested in the book but we all love food...so try her website.
But that's not what this book is all about. This book is "about" photography. Specifically, photographing food. Which is really difficult. I am great with people, animals, still life. But food is something I'm trying to master. Because it's ...more
This book is written with the voice of hands on experience, yet also casual and conversationally that keeps a reader engaged like being taught by a friend. She often tells an anecdote from her past, and there are plenty of pictures ...more
The writing is easy to follow and understand even for a non-native English speaker. Most of the information you can apply to any type of still photography, not just food. I found Chapter 2 (Camera Settings and Modes), Chapter 3 (Natural Light Photography) and Chapter 5 (Composition) ...more
My only complaint is this book is really more of a manual than something you can read in one sitting. Definitely something to have next to you while ...more
More thoughts (and a photo!) on my blog: Book Review: Plate to Pixel by Helene Dujardin.
Highly recommended, and an outstanding engagement with digitization and digital photography.
As well as plenty of lovely photographs and tips on food photography, as would be expected, there are also the basics laid down very simply. I feel like this will be an excellent reference book as I learn more about my camera. She explains the techniques well enough for a newbie like me to comprehend, and with good examples--comparing the ...more
This book features basic photography and food styling. The first half is a bit boring as I'm not unfamiliar with photography. But for newcomers I think it would be very helpful. I also like her tips on composition and natural light.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes food photography or simply food ;-)
I like how she explains the different technical settings to a beginner by showing you shots with just the settings slightly adjusted. I also find it very helpful that all the settings that she used to take each picture are referenced below the picture
FABULOUS! My only complaint is that the pictures looked so good it made me want to stop reading and go make the recipe! But of course there wasn't one. This was unbelievably helpful, Helene shows simple and inexpensive ways to make your food pictures awesome and delightful. You can really tell she loves what she does , which is essential when trying to teach others.
I did wish there was more on photographing food that isn't fine dining--like I still am not sure how to do lighting for my bold Hot Wing Pizza recipe.