I will cut to the chase and just say, if you don’t already have this book and you’re the least bit interested in food photography, Plate to Pixel should be on your ‘must have’ list. As a newbie to the world of photography, I tend to look at my camera more with fear and trepidation than I do with assurance and confidence . . . although I do love my camera and getting goods photos for Smith Bites is really important. And honestly, with Plate to Pixel, getting a great shot is within your reach!
I am very fortunate to call Helene Dujardin friend, and I’ve also been fortunate to see her in action as she walked a group of us through two of her sessions: the first teaching us about light and how to use it, the second was in styling a shot – props to use, how to use color and then again reinforcing how you can use light to your advantage. Helene’s writing has a way of putting you at ease, encourages you from the pages she’s written and it’s almost as if she’s standing over your shoulder walking you through each step.
And the best part? She’s nice. She’s generous. Ask her a question on twitter and she’ll answer it; send her an email asking for pointers and she’ll tell you the truth . . . I speak from experience. Want proof of her talent? Head over to her gorgeous blog, Tartelette, and take a look at her photos – every single photo is stunning.
I want you to enjoy the book as much as I do – so I’m giving away a copy of Plate to Pixel, plus a set of the diffusers Helene recommended at her workshop – at my own expense. I purchased a set these diffusers for myself and have used them for nearly every shot I’ve taken since they arrived – they’re terrific! And when I contacted Helene to let her know I was doing this giveaway, she graciously said she wants to send the winner a free 8×10 print of one of her photos – I told you she was nice!!
TO ENTER: leave me a comment and answer this question: ‘What do you love about photography?’
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One winner will receive a copy of Plate to Pixel plus a set of diffusers and an 8×10 print of one of Helene’s photos; comments will be accepted until midnight Tuesday, June 14, 11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time. Winner will be chosen by random.org and notified by email so be sure I have an email address (which will not be published – DO NOT leave email addy in comment section – just make sure you list it in your contact info). Winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.
This giveaway is open to anyone with a US mailing address.