Giveaway: Plate to Pixel Book!

After working hard to finish up a cake, it can be tempting to just snap a few quick photos of your work and call it a day.  However - photos DO tell a thousand (or more) words, and it's smart and satisfying to be able to capture your hard work in beautiful, enticing photographs.  The amazing Helene Dujardin of Tartelette recently came out with her first book - Plate to Pixel.  This wonderful book is packed full of advice and tricks of the trade on food styling and photography, which is accessible for even the beginning photographer.  This is truly one of of my favorite new books!

How would you like to win a copy, to help you in your pursuit of gorgeous, enticing photos? 

All you have to do to enter is:
  • Follow my blog (just click that Follow button to the right!)
  • Leave a comment on this post, with a link to a blog that has photographs that you admire.
And that's it!  Deadline to enter is Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 8 pm EST.  One winner will be chosen at random* and announced sometime Thursday.

Good luck!!!

This giveaway is open only to legal residents of the 50 states of the U.S. (and the District of Columbia).

Description from Tips and techniques for making food look good—before it tastes good!

Food photography is on the rise, with the millions of food bloggers around the word as well as foodies who document their meals or small business owners who are interested in cutting costs by styling and photographing their own menu items, and this book should serve as your first course in food photography. Discover how the food stylist exercises unique techniques to make the food look attractive in the finished product. You’ll get a taste of the visual know-how that is required to translate the perceptions of taste, aroma, and appeal into a stunning, lavish finished photograph.
  • Takes you through the art and techniques of appetizing food photography for everyone from foodies to food bloggers to small business owners looking to photograph their food themselves
  • Whets your appetite with delicious advice on food styling, lighting, arrangement, and more
  • Author is a successful food blogger who has become a well-known resource for fellow bloggers who are struggling with capturing appetizing images of their creations
So, have the cheese say, "Cheese!" with this invaluable resource on appetizing food photography.


kwhite118 said...

Most of the blogs I follow have great photos, especially Pioneer Woman, Two Peas & Their Pod, & Girl. Inspired. Love them!

kwhite118 said...

And I follow your blog with Google Reader!

Alisa Seidling said...

I think that it is so important to have great photos of food. It looks so dull and unappetizing if the lighting isn't right or the setting behind the food subject is cluttered. I follow - she does a really nice job with her photography, getting good light to show off her cakes.

Alycia Hildebrand said...

I also love The Pioneer Woman's blog!

k @ oh the many places! said...

Love your treat pics!
I also enjoy looking at and cooking from

Vidals of Houston said...

Thanks for your helpful tutorials, I have learned a lot from them. I love the pictures on Ali Bee's Bake shop blog.

LikeItSpicy said...

Done! And one of my favorite blogs for food photography is Hooked On Heat.

Anonymous said...

I think does a great job of taking step-by-step photos that help when recreating her recipes. And her finished products always look so good that I want to lick my screen!

Kristi said...

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MamaDeVito said...

Would love to have this book if it helps me take pics as good as yours and Marian's over at Her desserts look amazing!

Chase said...

Just under the wire! My wife got me hooked on a few local bloggers, especially Vanilla Garlic and Piece of Cake Blog. Their photos make me so hungry!