Review - Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

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Pearson Peachpit You know that moment when your food arrives at the table, and it looks so good you want to take a picture of it?  Or do you have a blog that you'd like to enhance with better visuals of the food and recipes you feature?

Do you want to create photos that conjure up the flavors of your favorite foods but lack the photographic technique to make it happen?  Then, keep reading to learn more about Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Nicole Young!

I reviewed the book, Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Nicole Young, which retails for $24.99 but is currently on sale for $14.99 with FREE SHIPPING.

Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Nicole Young In Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, photographer Nicole Young dishes up the basics on getting the right camera equipment - lights, lenses, reflectors, etc. - and takes you through the key photographic principles of aperture, ISO and shutter speed.  She then discusses lighting and composition and shows how to style food using props, fabrics and tabletops.

Finally, she explains 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 you need to get the food images you want every time you pick up the camera.

Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, photographer and author Nicole Young, and you will:

  • Use your camera's settings to gain full control over the look and feel of your images
  • Master the photographic basics of composition, focus, depth of field and much more
  • Learn to enhance your food photographs using professional food styling techniques
  • Get tips on different types of lighting, including strobes, flashes and natural light
  • Improve the look of your photos using Adobe Photoshop
  • Go "behind the scenes" and walk through the process of creating great food photographs with an entire chapter of start-to-finish examples



And once you've got the shot, show if off!  Join the book's Flickr group to share your photos, recipes and food photography tips at

Be sure to check out this book and others in the From Snapshots to Great Shots series at

Product Review 4 Stars
Disclosure: I received the book, Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Nicole Young in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!

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