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Tasty Food Photography

Tasty Food Photography on an iPad.

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I have never been more excited to share a post with you than I am today! I'll admit, it's a close second with those Mexican Sweet Potato Skins and the Best Ever Brownies. But no doubt - today's post wins!

The eBook, Tasty Food Photography, is finally here!

So let's get right to it. Here’s a little bit of my story.

A couple years ago I started writing a food blog called Skillful Cook as a hobby for my evenings and weekends. As an amateur cook and photographer, I had a lot to learn. I was using a DSLR camera, but I had no idea how to use it. My blog readers consisted of my mom and a handful of co-workers. I still remember how thrilled I was the first time I had 50 visitors on my site in one day.

As time went on, I started to get more comfortable with the using the manual settings on our DSLR. I started using more complex photo editing software such as Photoshop and Lightroom. My photos were starting to improve which fueled my desire to keep learning. I eventually had my first photo accepted to Tastespotting.com, and I was beside myself with excitement about being published and about the number of visitors that it brought to my blog.

As my photos continued to get better, I saw an immense increase in my blog readership. My average number of unique visitors went from 50 a day to 5,000 a day, which lead to lots of opportunities for monetizing and growing my blog. In the last 6 months, I've had the honor of being pursued by web magazines, e-newsletters, and book publishers. There's no doubt in my mind that these opportunities were presented to me because of my improved food photography.

Photography is an incredible tool that can have a profound impact on the life of your blog or website. I've learned a lot of things - both big and small - in the last few years, and this book is my way of sharing all that with you. My hope is that these tips and tricks will be practical, easy to read, and ultimately help you take food photos that make people say, “I am dying to eat that right now!”

Tasty Food Photography on an iPad.

Over 13,612 people have taken their food photography to the next level using Tasty Food Photography.

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Before and After

Food Photography Before and After.

What's In The Book

Tasty Food Photography - Table of Contents

Example Pages

Tasty Food Photography - Manual Basics.
Tasty Food Photography - Composition.
Tasty Food Photography Step-by-Step Editing in Photoshop.

Video Tutorials

Tasty Food Photography - Video Lessons.

A Sneak Peek Into Tasty Food Photography

Thank You

Thanks for taking the time to check out Tasty Food Photography!

Whether you’re someone who just reads the posts, someone who comments and emails, or someone who buys the book, I am so appreciative of your involvement in Skillful Cook! Thank you for making the process of food blogging an engaging and rewarding adventure.

Tasty Food Photography on an iPad.

Every month over 200 people are downloading Tasty Food Photography and learning to take better food photos.

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    Purchased! It looks GREAT!! Now I don’t want to go to work today so I can spend all day reading and baking and taking pictures. Congrats 🙂

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    YAY! I’m buying this just as soon as we get that email you mentioned in your last book post.

    I’m honestly so excited. Over the past few days, FG and TS have rejected one of my submissions several times because of lighting and I really have no idea what’s wrong with it. It looks good to me and everyone I’ve shown it to. I’m sure real photographers can easily see the problem, but I definitely can’t. I’m sure this book will help me with my lighting issues. 🙂

    Congratulations on finishing the book!

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        I got it the second I hit submit on this post! I’ve looked at most of the videos and I’m on page 23 and I’m kicking my husband off his computer right now because I only have Paint.net on mine and I need Photoshop. I have to try out the white balance and exposure thing! I’ve devoted the next 6 hours to finishing the book and practicing what I’ve learned. Thank you so much for making this book. It’s so simple (in a good way!) that anyone can understand it. I also love the layout. Oh, and I find page 4 especially delightful. 🙂

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          Ha! Yes. 🙂 I wanted it to be pretty simple so it would be accessible to all levels of photographers. So glad you like it Erin!

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    Lindsay, Congratulations on your new book. Can’t wait to check it out. Thanks for all the ways you help out us new bloggers get started. You are wonderful!

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    Congrats, Lindsay, on the book, your success, your evolution, and being pursued by the powers that be! Rock on, sista! You deserve it and your photos are just….gorgeous!

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    I already feel like I’m learning how to improve my photography just reading the blurbs you’ve shared–wow!

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    Great book! Purchased it and read through the whole thing. There are some awesome tips mentioned. Thanks so much for sharing everything you’ve learned!

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    Hey Lindsay! I’m new-ish here and just want to tell you how much I LOVE your blog and all your recipes (I just pinned almost all of them to pinterest) 🙂 You’re hilarious and you have really amazing recipes. Just wanted to say THANKS for sharing!

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    Congratulations on a job well done. I marvel at how you make difficult things look easy and turn the mundane into something exciting! 🙂

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    Bought it and haven’t been able to stop reading! Quick question though (this may be really dumb) but when I click on the video tutorial links it says it needs a username and password? Where would I get that from?

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    Woo! I’ve just ordered it (I think, I don’t really understand paypal at all…) and I can’t wait to read it! You have such a talent for taking pictures that really show off the food to its very best, everything looks delicious and I’m so inspired by your journey!

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    Congratulations, Lindsay!! (and Bjork 🙂 ) The book looks beautiful! And this video was awesome too – did you guys do it yourself? We’re both so excited for you on this success!!!

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    Congrats on finishing the book. It looks amazing!

    I just purchased the book and am looking forward to reading it. I’ve gotten a little better recently, but most of my photos still look like you “before” pictures. TS and FG, here I come. 🙂