A book filled with
75+ pages on
how to succeed in the world of
food photography on a limited budget.
Yes, it can be done.
Hi, I’m Erin—nice to “meet” you.
If you’re here, I’m guessing it’s because you want to improve your food photography and styling but you can’t afford to fork out thousands of dollars to do so.
Good news: you don’t have to!
When I first started learning about food photography I was a bit, well, 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 what I’ve done.
All of the photos you see on my blog up until March 2016 and all of the photos in this book were taken with a Canon Rebel T3i, aka a “basic” DSLR camera. But guess what? I’ve learned so much and my photos have improved tremendously even without spending loads of money on a fancy camera. I even landed a regular freelance food photography gig because of it! While a DSLR camera is a must for improving your food photography, you certainly don’t need a fancy camera or extravagant props.
Here is improvement with the EXACT SAME CAMERA one year later:
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. Owning a DSLR camera alone won’t make your photos stand out—through trial and error, I’ve learned how to make my photos pop, all while staying within my budget. Food photography is an expensive hobby, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. Learn my tips and tricks for surviving in this crazy food blog world on a budget.
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 at the end of the book to help you determine needs vs. wants in regards to cost
What people are saying:
"In the ever-growing world of food blogging and social media, food photography can be really intimidating. Erin's e-book helped me realize that I don't need a photography degree (or have to spend a ton of cash--phew!) in order to get good, quality photos for my blog and Instagram. This e-book covers everything you need to know to get started or improve upon your current skills. It's detailed (but not overwhelming) and she provides great visual examples for every tip!" -Kim, khnutrition.com
"This is a comprehensive look at using your time productively when shooting food photography. It covers everything from styling to lighting to all the little tips and tricks Erin has in her head when styling drool-worthy photos without fancy equipment or a room full of props. The additional technical elements (using your camera in manual, Photoshop editing tips) are all written in plan, engaging language, making this an accessible e-book we can ALL benefit from reading!" -Marisa, uprootkitchen.com
"Upon seconds after opening The Almond Eater's Food Photography on a Budget, I felt such a relief. Finally, something I could understand! This guide not only explains the ins and outs of working with your camera, it also inspires the reader to create beautiful photos and have fun while doing it!" -Allie, missallieskitchen.com
What are you waiting for?! Learn how to take beautiful photos, STYLE and edit them to make them stand out. Plus, you want to be excited and proud about the photos you post on your blog, right? You got this!