Without meaning to sound big headed, I think it’s fairly safe to say that my food photography has improved a lot over the two-ish years that I’ve been blogging. I’m certainly not an expert, and I still have a long way to go, but anyone who can’t see the difference in the two photos above (which represent basically the same recipe – quick red Thai curry noodle soup) needs their eyes tested. I know that a lot of my readers have their own food blogs, so if you’d like to improve your food photography too, read on!
There are a million tips I could give you, but luckily I don’t need to bother because Lindsay from Pinch of Yum, one of my absolute favourite food blogs ever, has already written it all out for you in her ebook, Tasty Food Photography. This book taught me everything I know – and there are still plenty of tips that I haven’t even begun to implement yet. Seriously, this book will take you all the way from complete novice to expert food photographer, so whatever level you’re at, there will be something in here for you.
This newly-updated ebook contains sixty-three pages of easy-to-read information, incredibly helpful tips and tricks, and plenty of example photos to demonstrate each point. You can see some examples of pages over at Pinch of Yum. Lindsay covers topics like how to use a DSLR camera (aperture, ISO etc.), composition, lighting, props, editing photos, and more. There are even links to exclusive video tutorials that you can only access if you have the ebook.
And the best part is, it’s only $19 (that’s around £12 to my fellow British folk). I bought it myself more than a year ago now (where has this year gone?!) and I’ve referred to it over and over again – and as I said, there are still new things that I haven’t yet tried. Definitely, 100% worth the small cost. And because it’s an ebook, you’ll get it delivered to your computer as soon as you’ve bought it, so you can get started right away.
For more information, example pictures of some of the pages in the book, and to buy your own copy of Tasty Food Photography, head over to Pinch of Yum. I swear it’s worth every penny!