In Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Second Edition, photographer Nicole Young returns to dish up the basics on everything photography students need to know to make great food images, from getting the right camera equipment to mastering the key photographic principles of aperture, ISO, and shutter speed. She offers tips on styling food using props, fabrics, and tabletops; and she explains how to improve photos through editing after the shoot.
This new edition features many brand-new images and examples, accompanied by up-to-date discussions on achieving good lighting and composition. In addition Nicole covers developments in the industry that have emerged since the publication of the first edition, such as the entry of mirrorless cameras on the scene, and more. She also provides a brand new post-processing section focusing on Photoshop Lightroom, showing how to improve photos through sharpening, color enhancement, and other editing techniques.
Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book offers the practical advice and expert shooting tips students need to get the food images they want every time they pick up their camera.
Chapter 1: Food Photography Fundamentals
Tools and Setup for Digital Food Photography
Chapter 2: Lighting
Techniques for Lighting Food
Chapter 3: Styling and Props
The Art of Presentation
Chapter 4: Framing and Composition
Improve Your Photos with Sound Compositional Elements
Chapter 5: Business and Blogs
Setting Yourself Up For Success
Chapter 6: Processing Images with Adobe® Lightroom®
Post-Processing and Organization
Chapter 7: Behind the Scenes
Food Photography from Start to Finish
Nicole S. Young is a full-time photographer specializing in food and landscape photography, and she also licenses her images through iStockphoto and Getty Images. Nicole is an accredited Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Photoshop, owns and operates the Nicolesy Store, and is a regular contributor to the National Association of Photoshop Professionals and Photofocus websites. The author of several books, including Plug In with onOne Software and the first edition of Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Nicole blogs at nicolesy.com. She lives in Portland, OR.