Shoot Stunning, Professional Food Photography that Looks Good Enough to Eat!
Snapping unbelievably gorgeous food photos has never been simpler than with Picture Perfect Food, your all-in-one guide to delicious-looking images from prolific photographer and educator, Joanie Simon. Whether you’re an up-and-coming food blogger, looking to break into commercial photography or capturing food just for fun (and your Instagram account), this approachable collection of tutorials will have you taking tantalizing and tasty shots with every snap of the shutter. No matter if you’re using your phone, your fanciest DSLR or any camera in between, you’ll gain complete confidence as you expand your technical knowledge and grow your artistic eye, creating awe-inspiring images that dazzle the senses.
With her cheerful teaching style, Joanie walks you through each element of a masterful food photo in chapters devoted to Camera Settings, Light and Shadow, Story, Props Styling, Composition, Food Styling and Finding Inspiration. Learn how to find the best light in your house for standout shots and to delve into the shadows to create a moody and mesmerizing atmosphere; discover how to compose the elements in your scenes through color theory and visual weight for unforgettable images that capture and hold the eye; and uncover the secrets of styling sensational salads and stunning soups and keeping your cool when shooting frozen foods, among other essential tricks of the trade.
With camera in hand and Joanie’s expert guidance at your fingertips, tackle every photography challenge with confidence and take your food photos from meh to mouthwatering in no time.
Joanie Simon is a commercial photographer and the creator of the popular educational platform The Bite Shot, where she teaches students around the world how to improve their food photography. Her work has been featured by industry outlets including Fstoppers, PetaPixel, Food Blogger Pro and Shutterstock, and she has collaborated with major photography brands including Canon, Datacolor, PhotoShelter and B&H. Joanie lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband and two sons.
“Joanie is a master at making even the hardest to photograph food look drool-worthy.”
—Lisa Bryan, creator of Downshiftology
“This book is truly a must-have for all food photographers!”
—Mike Johnson, creator of Mike Bakes NYC and author of Even Better Brownies
“Picture Perfect Food will make any budding food photographer a master at their craft.”
—Rachel Korinek, photographer and educator at Two Loves Studio
“Joanie’s teaching style makes great food photography achievable for beginners and experienced photographers alike—a must-read for any food publisher!”
—Holly Nilsson, creator of Spend with Pennies
“Joanie is hands-down the best photography educator that I’ve had the privilege to learn from. She truly has a unique ability to make intimidating concepts and techniques approachable to people of all skill levels.”
— Jordan Hughes, creator of High-Proof Preacher
“Joanie is an inspirational food photography educator with a lot of valuable information to share. Her teaching is relatable and engaging, and this book will be an invaluable resource to food photographers at all stages of their journey!”
— Lauren Caris, creator of Food Photography Academy