Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Plate to Pixel by Hélène Dujardin


If you are a food blogger who wants to improve your pics, Plate to Pixel by Hélène Dujardin is an absolute must read. 

I learned such a lot about the best camera settings, lighting, reflectors, food styling etc – not that I've put it into practice yet!  But I've renewed the book and will be reading it again and then searching out a copy to buy.

Probably the most important thing I found out was that for almost all food photography you should shoot in Aperture Priority mode!  Who knew!

The other thing I realised that I had been doing wrong was to put food on bright cheerful plates – while the plates themselves are attractive, they are actually distracting attention from the food.  So now I'm going to have to look out for some more muted shades.  I guess it will take some time to improve!

The pics in this post are from the book – so you can see the sort of work the author does.  She is a blogger and the name of her blog is Tartelette.
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  1. I got this book a year ago and loved it. It has really helped me with my photography skills. I love Helene's blog as well! Her food styling is so great.

  2. Very impressive! My photography is beyond helping, but this does sound a good book.


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