It’s here it’s here it’s finally here! I’m so excited to share the project I’ve been working on since November!
A book filled with
tips and tricks on
how to succeed in the world of
food photography on a budget.
Yes, it can be done.
The truth is—and I know you’ve heard this a million times—people eat with their eyes. Food photos are what draw people to your blog and make them want more. Without high quality drool-worthy photos, it can be a bit tough to lure people in when your main topic is food.
That said, when I first starting learning more about food photography, I was a bit intimidated. I recall making a “needs” list that totaled close to $3,000. A quick reality check proved that I had to make do with what I had, and that’s exactly what I’ve done.
All of the photos you see on my blog and in this eBook were taken with a Canon Rebel T3i, aka a “basic” DSLR camera. But guess what? My photos have improved tremendously and I’ve learned that you CAN take beautiful, dreamy, mouth-watering photos without a fancy camera.
Just as proof, here is improvement I’ve made using the EXACT SAME CAMERA:
Pretty cool, huh?
I wanted to put together a book filled with all of the tips and tricks I’ve learned so far, with an emphasis on food styling and editing since owning a DSLR camera alone won’t make your photos stand out. Through trial and error, I’ve learned how to make my photos stand out all while staying within my budget. Food photography is an expensive hobby, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. This book will teach you how to survive in this crazy food blog world on a limited budget. The Food Photography and Styling for Bloggers on a Budget eBook is only $17 but for ONE WEEK ONLY, meaning come Monday, February 8, the price will go up, so be sure to snag your copy today!
What you’ll learn:
- Photography basics: shutter speed, aperture, ISO
- The importance of light
- Affordable props and how to utilize them
- How to style specific ingredients
- How to style an entire photo shoot from start to finish
- How to make your photos POP and stand out
- My editing process and the must-do’s to every photo
- Examples of my photography set up+what the finished photos look like
- BONUS: a budgeting spreadsheet to help you determine needs vs. wants in regards to cost
Who this book is for:
- Beginner to intermediate bloggers who want to improve their photography, styling & editing skills
- Photographers on a limited budget
Who this book is NOT for:
- Photography experts
As always, THANK YOU for your continued support. I truly means the world to me.
Gloria Diaz says
Wow, these are so impressive. I wanna say that, really amazing. Carry on
Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits says
Erin, this is an awesome resource! You're right, you don't need a fancy camera to take photos! LOVE the before and after photos that you've taken with the same camera!
Jess @hellotofit says
I think I have the Nikon equivalent...it's a D3300 which I think is pretty basic. I have a 50mm 1.8 lens, but want to save up for the 1.4. So so happy you have released an e-book!! You know I love your food photography, and it's been amazing to see your style progress and improve.
Thanks Jess! Yes, the D3300 is the Nikon entry level camera, and I use the 50mm 1.8 lens too. Quality photos are possible even with beginner cameras! 🙂
Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run says
Just what I need -- perfect!!
What camera do you shoot with?
Canon Rebel T3i! It's actually discontinued because it's the older model, but it's equivalent to the current T5i!
Arman @ thebigmansworld says
Yay so exciting!!
Thanks Arman 🙂
Catherine @ foodiecology says
Awesome! I desperately need to invest in my food photography - right now, even the most basic DSLR is out of your budget, though.
Congrats on launching the book! Looks likes fantastic resource.
Thanks Catherine, and I totally know that feeling. When you're ready for the investment, I highly recommend the Canon Rebel. It's a great place to start, and heck, I'm STILL using it!
Amanda @ .running with spoons. says
Eee! That's so awesome, lady! Congratulations!! It's so nice to get those things out there after you've been working on them for so long. All.the.BEST!! xo
Thanks Amanda--it does feel good 🙂
Congratulations on such a huge achievement, Erin!! Woohoo!
Thanks so much Kaylin!
Alexa [fooduzzi.com] says
This is so cool! Congratulations! And this topic is so relevant - love it!
Thanks Alexa!! 🙂
Heather @Fit n Cookies says
Erin! This is fantastic! I'm so excited for you. Definitely love your food photos so I know this will be a hit!
Thanks Heather 🙂
congrats! Im so excited for you! This book looks fantastic, and your pictures are always amazing 🙂
Thanks Monica, and thanks for your support!
Christine@ Apple of My Eye says
So exciting!! Congrats on the launch! 🙂
Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health says
Erin, this is amazing! I can't even begin to imagine how much work you put it into this book. It must feel so good to finally reveal it to all of us. All of the information sounds so helpful and I think it's awesome that you prove that you don't need a fancy camera. Congratulations, lady!!
It DOES feel so good to finally get it out there. Thanks so much Sarah!
Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious says
This is awesome! I'm so excited for you. You're pictures are incredible!
Thank you Megan!! Your support means a lot.
Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday says
This is awesome! Love the practical spin - we don't all have $3000 to drop on equipment rightthissecond 😉
Exactly! Thanks Ellen 🙂
Sam @ PancakeWarriors says
This is so great - I have been putting off learning a few of these things since I was always shooting at night but natural light is going to be my new adventure!
Ohh yes that will make a huge difference!
Kelly @ Kelly Runs For Food says
Yay, congrats! I can only imagine how much work went into this!
Thanks Kelly! A good amount for sure 😀
Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen says
Erin this is awesome! Congrats on such a great project, and what I am sure will be such a great resource for those wanting to learn more about food photography! LOVE that you emphasized budget, seriously excited for you!!
Thanks guuuuurl and thanks for your continued support <3 xoxoxoxo
ERIN!!!! this looks fab! sharing! GO GIRL! Love your style. Duh
Thank you so much Lindsayyyyy! Love YOUR style and thanks for sharing 🙂
Alysia at Slim Sanity says
Yay!!! This is so exciting! And it looks like an amazing resource 🙂