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The Complete Guide To Food Photography: How to Light, Compose, Style, and Edit Mouth-Watering Food Photographs by Lauren Caris Short
The Complete Guide to Food Photography is a visually stunning, eminently useful, and comprehensive resource for creating fantastic food photographs. In this book, professional food photographer Lauren Short teaches you her entire image-making process as she covers lighting, composition, styling, storytelling, editing, and processing great food photographs.
In the first part of the book, Lauren covers the core concepts, where you’ll learn:
- How to work with both natural and artificial light (as well as modifiers)
- The tools, guides, and rules of composition for food photography
- Techniques, tips, and tricks for styling your food, so it looks its best
- How to build a story with the use of backgrounds, props, and other supporting elements
- Processing, retouching, and compositing techniques to finish your image
Additionally, Lauren explains the why behind her creative decisions. By understanding her decision-making process and walking through her problem-solving techniques, you’ll become better equipped to make informed creative decisions so you can excel at food photography, no matter what scenarios you encounter.
In the book’s second part, Lauren walks you through multiple case studies of complete, start-to-finish shoots so that you can see every aspect of her image-making process and understand how it all comes together. Each case study also includes a link to a full video for each shoot so that you can easily follow along.
Filled with beautiful imagery, behind-the-scenes photos, and helpful diagrams, The Complete Guide to Food Photography is a must-have for any food photographer looking to create images that stand out from the crowd.
Table of Contents:
- PART 1: THE CORE CONCEPTS
- Chapter 1: Lighting
- Chapter 2: Composition
- Chapter 3: Styling
- Chapter 4: Building a Story
- Chapter 5: Editing and Processing
- PART 2: BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER
- Chapter 6: 10 Image Case Studies
- Chapter 7: Finding Your Style
TWO winners will each receive a copy of The Complete Guide To Food Photography: How to Light, Compose, Style, and Edit Mouth-Watering Food Photographs by Lauren Caris Short (RV $40). Open to U.S. residents of the 48 contiguous United States. You must be 18 years old to enter to win. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on 12.16.22. See below for terms and conditions.
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