Although there are lots of components to being a successful food blogger, there is one component in particular that will make you or break you. And that is, photography.
Photography is what will get your name out there. Photography is what will bring in the traffic. Photography is what will build you that solid readership. You can have an amazing writing style and you can create mind-boggling recipes, but if your photography isn't captivating, you won't get anywhere.
The good news is, there really isn't any food blogger who started off as a photography prodigy. We all started from square one, with our little point and shoot cameras and lack of any idea about lighting, composition, props etc. But we learned. Photography is mostly a practice thing; the more pictures you take, the better you'll get with the camera. But it definitely doesn't hurt to have a guide to take you through all the essentials to taking magazine-worthy pictures. Like Lindsay Ostrom's newly updated Tasty Food Photography eBook.
Lindsay Ostrom is the talented food blogger behind Pinch of Yum, and she has been there, done that, and has the pictures to prove it.
She started out just like all of us but built her way up to the top and because she's so wonderful, she decided that she would help bring all of us up to the top with her, by writing this amazing eBook full of all her tips and tricks to shooting great photos.
Inside her eBook, you'll find everything from technical information about cameras to getting the best lighting to styling your food, and even editing your pictures after they've been taken. Everything is broken down in the simplest way possible, with pictures to demonstrate each point.
And before you even think it, you do NOT need to own a DSLR camera to benefit from this book! All of Lindsay's advice can be applied to any camera you're using, PLUS she has a whole section dedicated to improving your point and shoot cameras capabilities, as well as your iPhone camera! Also included is a list of her favorite iPhone editing apps. How great is that?
And Lindsay's greatness doesn't end there. She has also graciously decided to give a free copy of her new and improved eBook to one lucky Culinary Couture reader! And because it's a digital copy, the giveaway is open worldwide!
Just enter via the Rafflecopter widget below before Saturday August 31st for a chance to win.
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And if you really can't wait to get your hands on this book, you can purchase a copy HERE for 20% off the regular price of $19 using this special limited time discount code: tastyfood20. If you end up winning the giveaway, Lindsay will issue you a full refund! Code expires August 31.
As part of the Tasty Food Photography affiliate program, I received a free copy of the Taste Food Photography eBook. However, all opinions expressed are my own