The Complete Guide to Food Photography: How to Light, Compose, Style, and Edit Mouth-Watering Food Photographs (Hardcover)
The must-have guidebook for creating great food photographs
The Complete Guide to Food Photography is a visually stunning, eminently useful, and comprehensive resource for creating fantastic food photographs. In this book, professional food photographer Lauren Short teaches you her entire image-making process, as she covers lighting, composition, styling, storytelling, editing, and processing great food photographs.
In the first part of the book, Lauren covers the core concepts, where you'll learn:
- - How to work with both natural and artificial light (as well as modifiers)
- - The tools, guides, and rules of composition for food photography
- - Techniques, tips, and tricks for styling your food so it looks its best
- - How to build a story with the use of backgrounds, props, and other supporting elements
- - Processing, retouching, and compositing techniques to finish your image
Additionally, Lauren explains the why behind her creative decisions. By understanding her decision-making process and walking through her problem-solving techniques, you'll become better equipped to make informed creative decisions so you can excel at food photography, no matter what scenarios you encounter.
In the second part of the book, Lauren walks you through multiple case studies of complete, start-to-finish shoots so that you can see every aspect of her image-making process and understand how it all comes together. Each case study also includes a link to a full video for each shoot so that you can easily follow along.
Filled with beautiful imagery as well as behind-the-scenes photos and helpful diagrams, The Complete Guide to Food Photography is a must-have for any food photographer looking to create images that stand out from the crowd.
About the Author
Lauren Short is a British photographer living in Zurich, Switzerland, where she lives with her husband. Back in 2015, she made a U-turn from her career in tax to pursue her passion and become a full-time photographer.Lauren specialises in food photography, and she works with clients in a range of styles, from product to restaurants to editorial. In addition, Lauren runs the food photography education membership "Food Photography Academy," as well as a blog and YouTube channel. She is passionate about sharing everything she knows with other photographers to help them develop their skills and gain a deeper understanding of photography.