Tasty Food Photography Ebook Giveaway

Lindsay and Bjork from Pinch of Yum created an ebook called Tasty Food Photography.

It’s been such a hit that they expanded it and have recently relaunched it.

For anyone who needs help, guidance, advice, tutorials, practical, and real-life suggestions for improving your food photography, it’s such a great resource.

That’s pretty much everyone, right? Myself included.

I have a Photography page on my site, which includes what camera and lenses I use, my general approach to food photography, as well as links to resources, books, recommendations, and so forth.

Inside Tasty Food Photography, here’s what you’ll find:

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There’s Technical Tips, like understanding your camera and what all those dials do, and what happens when you turn a dial a certain direction.

Suggestions about Composition

Real life Editing examples that help illustrate that white balance and brightness are not the same thing. Nor are exposure and brightness.

When I was first learning about photography, it all blurred together, and I wish I would have had an ebook like this to reference.

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Aside from the book, Lindsay recently posted, Ten Household Items That Can Improve Your Food Photography, and it’s one of my favorite posts she’s ever written.

It’s extremely informative, practical, nothing hard to find or expensive. I love that she and Bjork are sensitive to those things.

If you want to buy Tasty Food Photography, Lindsay and Bjork have extended a coupon for 25% off the normal price of $19. So the ebook will be less that $15 bucks. What a deal.

Enter code ac25 at checkout. Coupon expires 8/2/13.

Using Rafflecopter, enter to win a copy of the ebook by completing the first three tasks and any optional ways you’d like to enter.

Leave a blog comment below in response to the first question and follow the prompts for additional entries. Sometimes the widget is a bit slow to load, so please be patient.

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P.S. For the Peanut Butter fans, check out my cookbook, Peanut Butter Comfort

Peanut Butter Comfort: Recipes for Breakfasts, Brownies, Cakes, Cookies, Candies, and Frozen Treats Featuring America's Favorite Spread by Averie Sunshine averiecooks.com


94 Responses to “Tasty Food Photography Ebook Giveaway”

  1. Charul @ Tadka Masala — July 27, 2013 at 10:26 am (#

    This would be such a treat for me. Loads of info. :)

  2. Emily @ Life on Food — July 27, 2013 at 10:52 am (#

    I always struggle with lighting!

  3. Lisa @ Je suis alimentageuse — July 27, 2013 at 11:02 am (#

    For me, I guess I struggle with inspiration for new composition. Or plating. Sometimes, delicious food is just not so pretty on a plate =P I’m always looking for new ways to plate something.

    I would love to win this e-book becase I love Lindsay and her photography and and its really interesting to see how other bloggers work behind the scenes!

  4. Isaac — July 27, 2013 at 2:47 pm (#

    With my food photography, I struggle the most with the set-up and use of props in a shot. I guess the right word is ‘plating’. I can never get it to look as good as my favourite bloggers. I have been pining after this book for so long and I would love to win it! Not only a refresher on camera basics would come in handy, but all of the other great content as well!

  5. Lizthechef — July 27, 2013 at 2:59 pm (#

    I need to shoot from more angles – kind of in a rut. I think this book is definitely worth buying.

  6. Brianna K. @ Hungry Gator Gal — July 27, 2013 at 6:13 pm (#

    I struggle with lighting and would appreciate help/advice with this problem!

  7. Lisa Brandt — July 27, 2013 at 9:21 pm (#

    Right up my alley! Love uncomplicated information!

  8. kesha — July 28, 2013 at 1:31 am (#

    I am wanting to start my own blog and this would be helpful

  9. Gena — July 28, 2013 at 5:03 am (#

    I’ve learned a lot as a home photographer, but to be honest, there is SO much I simply don’t know! I’d love to learn more about exposure and lighting. Thanks for a sweet giveaway :)

  10. Karen — July 28, 2013 at 5:18 am (#

    I could totally use a ton of help! Such a great idea to have a book about it

  11. Karen — July 28, 2013 at 5:20 am (#

    I struggle with all of it! Especially props and setting it up to look good and interesting. I’m basically a newbie and could use all the information I can to help!

  12. Cindi Stickle — July 28, 2013 at 5:25 am (#

    What a great book!

  13. Micky — July 28, 2013 at 5:54 am (#

    I need help to improve my angles and lighting.

  14. Melissa Karras — July 28, 2013 at 8:12 am (#

    I definitely have a problem with lighting. I have tried natural light and a light box and my photos are never what I want them to be.

  15. Carrie — July 28, 2013 at 9:12 am (#

    I need help to improve my photography and lighting.

  16. Holly @ Holly's Helpings — July 28, 2013 at 9:40 am (#

    I have a hard time with composition. Getting everything to look right in the frame is tough!

  17. Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen — July 28, 2013 at 10:00 am (#

    I always love learning new things about photography! :)

  18. Patti @ Bakeify — July 28, 2013 at 1:42 pm (#

    I am going to go ahead and purchase the ebook, I need all the photography help I can get!! P.S. I made your Peanut Butter Dessert Hummus from your book the other day – LOVED it!! even my 5 year old daughter who doesn’t like anything!! Thanks!!

    • Averie Sunshine — July 28, 2013 at 5:37 pm (#

      Thanks for buying my book and for making the hummus! And of all things that a 5 yr old would like…the hummus! Thank God for small miracles, right! :) Normally it’s the cookies, brownies, etc but three cheers for the hummus!

      And I think you’ll really enjoy the ebook, too!

  19. Laura O — July 28, 2013 at 1:56 pm (#

    I just started my blog a little over a month ago. I would love to improve on my pictures. I have an SLR that I used years ago, but haven’t used for my blog pictures yet. I would love to learn some techniques on lighting, and relearn how to use my SLR for food photography.

  20. Kathleen — July 28, 2013 at 3:01 pm (#

    This would be great to own! Even though I am a home cook, I often take pictures of what I cook/bake. The pics could use a lot of improvement :)

  21. Jess @ Floptimism — July 28, 2013 at 4:18 pm (#

    I’m totally embarrassed that, although I use my dad’s DSLR camera for food photography, I still shoot in automatic. I know how bad that is, but finding the time to sit down with a camera that isn’t even mine and learn how to REALLY use it has been tough. (Excuses, excuses…)

  22. Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's — July 28, 2013 at 4:44 pm (#

    I struggle with the not using auto/flash aspect

  23. Christina @ The Beautiful Balance — July 28, 2013 at 4:51 pm (#

    What I struggle with is actually developing decent photos from my iPhone. Three of my point and shoot cameras have given up on me and I have not been able to make up my mind on what dslr is best for me, especially since I do not have a lot of experience with dslr.

  24. Mubbie B — July 28, 2013 at 6:55 pm (#

    Your photos are so beautiful in their clarity and simplicity. I would love to learn from your expertise as I explore the world of food staging for my own business.

  25. Margaret — July 28, 2013 at 8:59 pm (#

    For me I struggle the most with lighting. I live in a tiny NYC apartment with a tiny kitchen. I’d love to learn ways to utilize the space I have and work with the natural light that I have.

  26. Julia — July 28, 2013 at 11:49 pm (#

    I struggle the most with making the most of indoor lighting. Most of my pictures are taken late at night so natural lighting is not an option.

  27. Christy Spurlock — July 29, 2013 at 5:36 am (#

    I struggle with indoor lighting.

  28. Elizabeth Cavallari — July 29, 2013 at 6:32 am (#

    I want to improve lighting with my photography!

  29. Mercedes — July 29, 2013 at 6:41 am (#

    I struggle most with lighting with my food photography

  30. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen — July 29, 2013 at 10:06 am (#

    My biggest struggle is with styling and/or taking a dark and moody shot.

  31. jeannette — July 29, 2013 at 10:16 am (#

    I struggle with the lighting in my photos. shutter speed, aperature. I just move the number around until I get a picture that isn’t horrible LOL!!

  32. Juli V — July 29, 2013 at 10:51 am (#

    I would love to learn more about lighting techniques.

  33. Kristine Ream — July 29, 2013 at 12:47 pm (#

    Workflow, and white balance.

  34. Manette Gutterman — July 29, 2013 at 3:51 pm (#

    I struggle with aperture and shutter speed. I could use some help!

  35. Allison (Spontaneous Tomato) — July 29, 2013 at 4:38 pm (#

    Even though I’m getting better at it through experience, I really struggle with the photography aspect of blogging! I’m sure I could improve a lot if I took the time to understand more of the functions on my camera, but I really know so little about photography, I think I’d need to start with a class or a tutor (or a book!) for that.

    One of the most challenging parts is figuring out how to consistently get good, diffuse lighting without glares, dark or dull spots, or too-bright washed-out areas. I loved Lindsay’s post on the 10 household items you can use to improve your photography; I’m definitely going to try out some of her tips & suggestions!

  36. Kelster — July 29, 2013 at 8:12 pm (#

    I struggle a lot with shot composition. How do I position the food? From what angle? Does it look appealing? After taking several shots, I usually have a ton of lighting issues. My house is dark and going outdoors to take food shots is just not always possible. I want to work on achieving great shots indoors.

  37. Lynn — July 29, 2013 at 8:37 pm (#

    I struggle with lighting indoors. I would love to take some gorgeous food pictures, but I have horrible lighting in my house and cook a lot at night. I suppose I should probably invest in some small lights.

  38. Amiee D. McFarland — August 5, 2013 at 9:20 am (#

    I should say that this is truly a helpful tips for me as a rookie photographic artist. I’ve learned a ton of things. The tips and tricks you imparted are practical, simple to read, and eventually can help me take food photographs that make people say, “I can’t wait to eat that right now!”

  39. machine vision — June 10, 2015 at 10:27 pm (#

    I read your blog. I like your blog. Thanks a lot

  40. machine vision lenses — June 10, 2015 at 10:29 pm (#

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