This morning we are so excited to share with you a fabulous resource from a great blog. If you have never taken a stroll through Lyndsay and Bjork’s blog Pinch of Yum you simply must put it on your list of things to do today.
I first stumbled upon Lindsey and Bjork’s blog from Pinterest. They have a great series of income reports where they detail out all their earnings and traffic for each month. Their reports are the inspiration for our income reports where we have just started to share what were actually making each month and what our traffic is. Hopefully in the coming years ours will be as inspiring to someone as their’s have been to us!
When I saw that they had a Food Photography e-book I knew that I was very interested and had to get my hands on it. I am so glad I did!
The eBook is called Tasty Food Photography and is one of the most helpful, best organized and beautifully styled eBooks I have read to date.
The design is extremely clean and easy to read. I love all the pictures and examples that she uses to show instead of tell what things should look like. I have several other food photography books which I am fond of but Tasty Food Photography has a simplicity that makes it so much more practical and helpful than a great book on theory. I also really appreciate the fact that she shows some of her bad pictures before and how to she has improved over time.
Here’s a peek at the table of contents:
Before reading this book I was super frustrated with my camera. I had been shooting with an off brand large zoom lens and was really disappointed with the results I was achieving….even AFTER serious editing my photos were looking like this:
I had been considering purchasing the Nikon 50mm f/1.8 and after reading Lindsay’s opinion on it I was was even more convinced that it was a big part of the problem.
I had set a goal to make enough money from the blog to purchase this lens and I’m happy to report that this last month we did!
The other thing that I knew I needed to do was to build or purchase some photography lights. Lindsey recommends… as do many other food bloggers the Lowel Ego Lights.
Two of these lights however would have cost over $200 and I wanted to see if I could make a homemade version for a bit less.
You can check out this post to see my current food photography set up and quick view of the lights.
After reading this eBook to understand how to use my camera settings properly, adding the new lens, new lights and some props I am quite pleased to say that this is our new result WITHOUT any photo editing!
I know I have only scratched the surface of what Lindsey’s book is going to bring to our photography but I’m so excited about the results!
I absolutely recommend this book for anyone trying to improve their photography whether it’s for your blog, working towards becoming a professional photographer, or just taking pictures of your dinner to share on Instagram.
You can view more sample pages from the eBook and other reviews here.
Lindsay and Bjork have graciously extended to us a discount code that will give you a 25% discount until the end of July! Use code: newversion25 to score your discount!
They have also offered us a free copy of Tasty Food Photography for one lucky reader! Get your giveaway hat on folks!
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