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


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

  2. I always struggle with lighting!

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

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

  7. Right up my alley! Love uncomplicated information!

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

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

  11. 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. I need help to improve my angles and lighting.

  13. 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.

  14. I need help to improve my photography and lighting.

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

  16. I always love learning new things about photography! :)

  17. 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!!

    • 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!

  18. 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.

  19. 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 :)

  20. 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…)

  21. I struggle with the not using auto/flash aspect

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. I struggle with indoor lighting.

  27. I want to improve lighting with my photography!

  28. I struggle most with lighting with my food photography

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

  30. 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!!

  31. I would love to learn more about lighting techniques.

  32. Workflow, and white balance.

  33. Manette Gutterman Reply

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

  34. 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!

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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!”

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

  39. I read your blog. I like your blog.

  40. I read your blog.Thats was good .I like it your blog. thanks…..

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