Corinna Gissemann Food Photography: A Beginner's Guide to Creating Appetizing Images

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Corinna Gissemann Food Photography: A Beginner's Guide to Creating Appetizing Images
Key Features
  • Author: Corinna Gissemann
  • Softcover, 232 Pages
  • Published July 2016
Food Photography: A Beginner's Guide to Creating Appetizing Images from Rocky Nook walks you through everything you need to know to take beautiful food photos. Whether you want to improve your food photography for a blog or explore the world of commercial food photography, this guide is an excellent place to start. Author and professional food photographer Corinna Gissemann begins by covering equipment and exposure, and continues with detailed explanations of the important roles light, styling, and composition play in food photography. Covered topics include hard versus soft light, how to use light shaping tools and flash, how to frame your images so they stand out, and insider food styling techniques that will leave your viewers hungry. Gissemann also devotes entire chapters to editing and managing photos in Lightroom, props needed, and time-saving tricks you will need to get great shots.
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Corinna Gissemann 9781681981017 Overview

Food Photography: A Beginner's Guide to Creating Appetizing Images from Rocky Nook walks you through everything you need to know to take beautiful food photos. Whether you want to improve your food photography for a blog or explore the world of commercial food photography, this guide is an excellent place to start. Author and professional food photographer Corinna Gissemann begins by covering equipment and exposure, and continues with detailed explanations of the important roles light, styling, and composition play in food photography. Covered topics include hard versus soft light, how to use light shaping tools and flash, how to frame your images so they stand out, and insider food styling techniques that will leave your viewers hungry. Gissemann also devotes entire chapters to editing and managing photos in Lightroom, props needed, and time-saving tricks you will need to get great shots.

Contents

  1. What Gear Do You Need?
    • Which Camera?
    • Which Lens?
    • Using a Tripod
    • Remote Shutter Release
    • Artificial Sources of Light
    • White Balance Using a Gray Card
    • Memory Cards
    • Hard Drives
    • Image-Processing Software
    • Cell Phones
  2. Basics
    • Farewell, Auto - Hello, M Mode
    • Setting the Aperture
    • Setting the Exposure Time
    • ISO Sensitivity
    • Putting It All Together
    • RAW vs JPEG
    • White Balance
  3. Lighting
    • Main and Fill Light
    • Daylight
    • Artificial Light
    • Flash
    • Continous Light
    • Reflectors, Flags, and Other Light Shapers
    • Hard and Soft Light
    • Light-to-Subject Distance
    • Angles of Incidence
    • Light Direction
    • Light at Different Times of Day
    • Preventing Unwanted Reflections
  4. Image Design and Composition
    • Start Slowly
    • Portrait or Landscape Format?
    • Shooting Angles
    • Framing
    • Positioning the Star of the Show
    • Focus
    • Steering the Viewer's Gaze
    • Composing with Color
    • Adding Texture
    • Capturing a Mood
    • Creating a Feeling of Depth
    • Practicing Image Composition
  5. Styling
    • Styling Concepts
    • Becoming a Storyteller
    • Choosing a Theme for Your Project
    • Props
    • Sample Styling Kit
    • Working with Dummies
    • Styling Tips
    • Including People in Your Images
  6. Five Food Photography Projects
    • Salads
    • Soups
    • Main Dishes
    • Desserts
    • Drinks
    • Summary
  7. Image Processing with Lightroom
    • About Lightroom
    • Setting up a Workflow
    • Importing Image Files
    • Processing Your Images
    • Working with Presets
    • Getting Organized
    • Backups
  8. Tips and Tricks
    • Simulating Condensation
    • Combating Burned-Out Reflections
    • Stabilizing Styrofoam Reflectors
    • The "Full-Dish" Trick
    • Salt in Your Beer
    • Gelatin Soup
    • Building Blocks as Placeholders
    • Cardboard Backgrounds
    • Four Eyes Are Better Than Two
    • Making Notes 
  9. Homemade Props
    • Trick Milk Bottles
    • Tongue-and-Groove Background
    • Plywood Background
    • Two-in-One Reflector and Flag
    • Universal Soup Can
    • Decorated Teacup
    • Five-Second Mini Cake Stand
  10. How to Boost Your Creativity
    • Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
    • Imitate Your Role Models
    • Learning to "Read" a Photo
    • How to Find and Use Sources of Inspiration
    • Brainstorming
    • Developing Your Own Visual Style
    • Don't Be Afraid to Experiment
  11. Now It's Your Turn
    • Exercises
    • Quick Test

Corinna Gissemann 9781681981017 Specs

Type of MediaBook
AuthorCorinna Gissemann
PublisherRocky Nook
Publication DateJuly, 2016
ISBN-139781681981017
Number of Pages232
Cover TypeSoft
Dimensions8.0 x 10.0" / 20.3 x 25.4 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.405 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10 x 7.95 x 0.65"
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