Digital food photography

Lou Manna

Book - 2005

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Boston : Thomson/Course Technology c2005.
Physical Description
xiii, 298 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 20 x 23 cm
Includes index.
Main Author
Lou Manna (-)
Other Authors
Bill Moss (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Presents instructions on the art of digital food photography, covering such topics as cameras and accessories, working with food stylists, prop styling, composition, lighting, retouching, and marketing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Intended for professional photographers, this guide explains how to use a digital camera to take high quality photographs of food, reveals the secrets of food stylists, and offers advice on planning the shoot, lighting, shot composition, props, and retouching the image with Photoshop. The author provides several color shots of the same dish to illustrate his work process. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Packed with enticing and creative full-color photographs, this book focuses on the art of food photography and how the digital photography revolution has changed and enhanced it. Broken down into the areas of photography, styling, science, and business, this visual guide compiles all of these aspects of food photography into a valuable reference. Readers will learn techniques that combine the art of lighting and styling for still-life photography with the business sense of commercial photography. It also provides tips for aspiring food photographers on how to get started and succeed. Whether readers are professional photographers who want to learn the advantages of digital photography in the field, or amateur photographers who want to experiment in their own small-scale studios, this unique book will prove useful to anyone interested in this realm of photography.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Great food always elicits strong reactions—the smell of freshly baked bread, the taste of a perfectly prepared steak. The job of a food photographer is to elicit that same mouth-watering reaction, but without the benefit of scent or taste. A well-shot photograph can send crowds flocking to a new restaurant or boost the sales of a culinary magazine. Capturing the perfect image requires a trained eye, finesse, and photographic skill. Digital Food Photography gives you the ingredients to cook up your own recipe for success—with professional lighting techniques, composition, food and prop styling, retouching, and tricks of the trade. You’ll learn how digital photography combines teamwork, creativity, and technology, and how to make money creating delectable works of photographic art.