I have often been asked about my photography but I am far from an expert. I hadn’t really picked up a camera until the beginning of last year when I started this blog. My first efforts were laughable and can still be seen somewhere on here, unfortunately. I have learned through trial and error and with a little help from my son as well as some online research.
And now along comes this amazing book which contains everything I could ever need to know about taking beautiful photos. If you have never been to the blog, Spicie Foodie, you are in for a treat. She takes the most incredible moody photos and has now written this book, Yummy Pics, A Food Blogger’s Guide to Better Photos. Only $8.99, by the way.
But this is not a book just for food bloggers, it is for anyone who wants to get the best out of their camera. Nancy guides you step by step through all the most important functions of DSLR camera. It is also about you developing your own style of photography, a style which comes instinctively to you and reflects who you are.
This book will also give you tips on composition and styling, those elusive things that many think are inborn but which we can develop by following a few rules like the two-thirds rule. There is also a walk-through of Nancy’s shooting, photo editing software information, basic photo editing, and preparing your images for the web. You name it, it has been covered in this book.
There are 12 chapter (115 pages) all laid out in a clear, logical way with heaps of lovely photos to show you the difference between the various camera settings and also to demonstrate the rules of composition etc.
Click here to buy this book. It’s only $8.99.
Disclaimer: I am not being paid to review this book though I was lucky enough to be given a copy of my own. I am reviewing this book because I believe it could be of benefit to you.
Julia | JuliasAlbum.com says
Yes, Nancy is amazing photographer, I love her photos! I am sure this is a wonderful and very educational book!
She is amazing and a very generous person as well. This book is so well priced.
Veronica Gantley says
How wonderful! By Nancy’s tutorials on her blog I have learned so much! She is the kindest sweetest person I know and so very humble. Her work is amazing!
You are right – she is a lovely lady and generous with her knowledge.
Nancy’s photos are really good! Always a pleasure to see what she’s doing. And I’ll bet her book is extremely helpful, too, to new and experienced photographers alike. Really nice review – thanks for this.
It was so helpful and well-laid out. It’s always great to read a book like this even after taking photos for a while.
Hotly Spiced says
This looks like a very in-depth book on the subject. So many chapters and pages. The images are lovely xx
All her images are lovely, Charlie, and it’s well worth your while having a look at her blog if you don’t already know it.
Kim Beaulieu says
I just love her photos. I haven’t bought the book yet. I really need to add it to my next book order.
It’s certainly worth popping on your list. You will find yourself referring to it often.
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says
I have her book too and it’s brilliant.
She’s very knowledgeable about photography and has put all that into the book and is obviously very creative too.
My Kitchen Stories says
Love Nancy and her blog. She always produces the loveliest shots with interesting textures and colours. She is one of the good ones and always offers great tutorials. I do need to buy her book.
We can all benefit from her book. The learning with photography never ends.
Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today says
I love Nancy’s blog and all the tips she gives from time to time.
She does give great tutorials on photography too. Her book has it all in one place.
It’s great to read something that’s both enjoyable and provides prdtsagimac solutions.
Son of a gun, this is so helulpf!