Are you someone who needs a little help taking pictures of food? Let me help you and show you how I do it.
One of the most important aspects of being food bloggers is taking good photographs, doing so can not only transform our pictures but also help us grow our blogs.
As a long-time food blogger myself, I understand the need for enticing food images. That is exactly why I wrote Yummy Pics: A Food Blogger’s Guide to Better Photos. I wrote it for you, to share with you all that I have learned and to help you grow your blog.
Yummy Pics, the second edition, is now available in both print and Kindle formats. There are over 150 page of food photography knowledge that will help you improve your photography. It will guide you in understanding photography basics and making your camera work for you.
The tips, techniques, and technical information in Yummy Pic’s pages are what I use everyday. It shows you how I shoot my photos and gives you many different options for ways of capturing food. I guide you through different techniques with a focus on developing your own style, so that you can tell your recipe’s story with your photographs.
The information in Yummy Pics is easy to understand and covers simple techniques to take your food pictures to the next level. It will help you make sense of camera functions, achieve proper color balance, explains lighting techniques for both natural and artificial light, there are many tips on composition and food styling, help for preventing photo theft, a walkthrough of photo editing, and so much more!
If your goal is to improve the overall look of your photography and to grow your blog’s audience, then this guide is for you.
There are twelve chapters with information on camera types, what different modes mean, image information, white balance, exposure, aperture, depth of field, shutter speed, exposure value, metering, light, lighting techniques, light direction, basics of composition, subject placement, shooting angles, adding interesting elements to your photos, styling, styling tools and tricks, tips on styling different foods, putting all the elements together, a walk-through of my shooting, photo editing software information, basic photo editing, and preparing your images for the web — and so much more.
Yummy Pics isn’t only designed for DSLR users, I have many tips for compact camera and prosumer users. Among the more than 150 pages you’ll find many tips to help make that camera that you already have work for you.
There are also many tips on creative use of different camera settings. The sections on White Balance, Image Sizing, Compositions, Styling, Photo Editing and Lighting apply to all types of cameras. There are many, many samples and illustrations explaining the information.
Additionally there are many quotes throughout the book to help inspire you in your food photography journey.
Yummy Pics: A Food Blogger’s Guide to Better Photos is available through Amazon worldwide — please check your country’s Amazon page to see the options available there. You can choose the softcover print book or the digital Kindle format that you can read on any device.
Yummy Pics: A Food Blogger’s Guide to Better Photos was originally published only as an ebook in late 2012, and in the time it quickly become one of the 50 top-selling Arts & Photography book on Lulu. Below are just a few of the rave reviews that the book has received since being published.
“This book is written in a simple and engaging way that is clearly from an honest and passionate person.. so not only are the images beautiful, the lessons are well taught, clearly explained and ultimately achievable for us all…At 3 x the cost I would have still thought it was a bargain.” Frank of FaB Food Blog
“This book by the talented @SpicieFoodie is a fantastic asset for anyone who wants to improve their food photography!” Faith of An Edible Mosaic
“Such a fantastic tutorial on food photography!…Beautifully styled and well written with an enjoyable ease to work through.” Magical Spice of The Ardent Epicure
“She has beautifully covered topics from composition to cheap lighting solutions to photography burn-outs…I promise you this is your one stop guide to learn everything about food photography and you’ll be totally inspired to take better pictures.” Anuradha of Baker Street
“…not only does she explain all the mysteries of lighting and go over camera angles and styling tips, she also does it with a multitude of photographs. Just seeing some of her photos made things click for me.” Gina of SPCookie Queen
“This is the perfect tutorial for food bloggers who want to improve their food styling and photography….having a resource on my desktop is a key step in making sure ALL my photos are top notch. YummyPics is perfect for a quick reference at my fingertips. Thanks, Nancy, for your expert, easy to understand advice and guidance.” Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake
“I am very excited to read this book by Nancy! She is a phenomenal photographer and food stylist. Nancy’s recipes and photos inspire me to try harder with my own food photography. Now with this book, I can learn more on how she captures those amazing photos.” Ramona
“Fantastic! This book is EXACTLY what I needed to read as I had got to the point of frustration with my food photos…For anyone interested in improving their food blogging photo skills, this is the book you need…HUGE thanks to the author, I was about to enrol on an expensive photography course! :)” Janie of The HedgeCombers
” It was so accessible and easy-to-understand for a neophyte like myself, and yet it was packed with useful information. It is not only the best book on food photography I’ve read, it may be the best book on photography I’ve read! No exaggeration…You finally gave me the confidence to give up auto-settings and take on more control.” Frank of Memorie di Angelina