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Photographing FOOD: Color & Camera | I’m Lovin’ It


Back in January I introduced you to Photographing FOOD ebook by Taylor Mathis,  a downloadable Ezine dedicated to helping you improve your food photography. It was the first in a series of issues dedicated to providing you the know-how to create beautiful food photography.  Each issue will cover one topic and how that relates to food photography!

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Taylor Mathis has now released photographing FOOD issue 2 Color & Camera, a full color 34 page downloadable PDF available for $5

Learn how color theory can be used to bring harmony to your images! In the second half of the issue, you will see that it isn’t the camera that makes the image it’s the photographer

topics covered in Issue 2…

  • the color wheel can be used in your food photography
  • Monochromatic, Analogous, Complimentary, and Split Complimentary color patterns
  • Camera Angles
  • 4 cameras and one subject, what kind of camera is best?
  • How to shoot tethered using a tripod arm
  • How to use Aperture as a creative tool in your food photography!
  • and much more!

Photographing Food Issue 2 Color and Camera

This issue  is all about color theory and camera controls! Taylor explains how to choose what colors to use in your images.  Can’t decide what background will be best?  You will love this guide to color theory.  I can’t wait to apply this to my own photos! Sometimes I really struggle with color, I don’t know why I never thought to look at a color wheel!   In the camera section, Taylor explains all about aperture, camera angles, and the secrets to using a tripod arm and shooting tethered through your computer. He also walks you through a challenge using the same subject with 4 different types of cameras; the disposable camera, the point and shoot camera,  the camera phone and the DSLR camera.

Photographing Food 2 look inside

I said this about the first issue of Photographing FOOD and I’m going to say it again…….Taylor takes all the information you need to learn how to take pictures that make people hungry, and he breaks it down into bite sized portions (issues) so it’s not overwhelming.  By focusing on only a few aspects in each issue, you are not bewildered with too much information all at once.

Start with issue one, Window Lighting.  In this ebook, you will learn how to get the best photo you can with or without window lighting.   You’ll get tutorials on how to set up your own diy studio with a $10 light source  and even tips on what angle is best for the situation.  This issue is filled with step by step and behind the scene shots showing you exactly how he arrived at each final shot.

Then when you have mastered lighting, move on to issue 2, Color & Camera.

Each Photographing FOOD ebook is only $5 and formatted to read beautifully on your computer, ipad or iphone. It’s a small price to pay if you’re looking to improve your photos, especially food photos!  I cannot wait for the next issue to come out. 

Missed my post about Issue 1? Check it out here!

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I would love to hear if you downloaded the first issue of photographing FOOD, and what you thought!

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    Thanks for hosting Cheryl! Have a great weekend:)

  2. 2

    Thanks so much for hosting Cheryl! That food photography ebook looks awesome, I need to check it out!

  3. 3

    Cheryl, I need all the photography help I can get! :D Can’t wait until the day I have a big girl camera. My CoolPix is great…but, it’s not the same. :-(
    Hope your weekend is extraordinary!

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    Thanks so much for hosting, Cheryl! Have a wonderful weekend.

    Hugs, Mary Beth

  5. 7

    Can’t wait to get this one. The last ebook was awesome!!!

  6. 8

    Thank you for hosting! I am so excited to check out Photographing Food- I am trying but definitely need some guidance!

  7. 9

    Looking forward to doing some reading! Thanks for hosting!

  8. 10

    Yay for the fun new photography book. The last one was awesome!!! Thank you for hosting!

  9. 11

    Thanks so much for hosting! I’m definitely going to have to check out that e-book. It looks beautiful! Hope you have a wonderful week : )


  10. 12

    SO excited! I absolutely loved the first issue. thanks for the prty

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    It’s definitely not something most can just jump in to & be great at. With the exception of those that seem to be just absolutely gifted with it- most have to work at it. These are great for helping with that.

  12. 14

    Wow, those ebooks like fantastic!! Thanks for sharing!!
    Appreciate you hosting each week! Have a terrific weekend, Cheryl!

  13. 15

    Thank you for your wonderful weekly party, Cheryl!

  14. 16

    Thanks so much for hosting! Hope you’ve had a super week!

  15. 17

    Thanks for the party Cheryl!

  16. 18

    His first book was GREAT! Got to get this one too! Thanks for the suggestion.
    Have a great weekend and stay warm!

  17. 19

    Thanks so much for hosting, Cheryl!!

  18. 20

    I could totally use those ebooks–thanks for sharing the info with us. I don’t own a fancy camera and I don’t see one in my near future either!
    Thanks for hosting! Have a super weekend!

  19. 21

    Going to grab these book now! Thanks so much!

  20. 22

    Your photos of the Red Velvet & Cinnamon Layer Cake looked so good I wanted a slice! I love photography…learning and improving everyday!


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    Thank you so much for hosting Cheryl! Wishing you a wonderful week! Angie xo

  22. 24

    Taylor is so talented, and he is very straightforward in his tutorials. It is incredibly helpful!

  23. 25

    Thank you so much for hosting this link party and also for informing us about these books! I am so excited to download my copies and get started on them! Have a good weekend!

  24. 26

    Bought the food ebook and love it! THANKS for hosting!

  25. 27

    That book sounds amazing!!!

    Thanks for the party Cheryl!! Have a great weekend!! xoxo

  26. 28

    Thank you so much for hosting! I love checking out all the new ideas! xoxo susieQTpies

  27. 29

    Sounds like a great ebook!

  28. 30

    Taylor is awesome! Can’t wait to check this out!

  29. 31

    I’m thinking about buy/downloading these! I am always wanting to learn more about photography!

  30. 32

    What a great book, excellent photography!

  31. 33

    Thanks for hosting such a great party every week!!

  32. 34

    This looks like an AWESOME piece of helpful info – thanks, Cheryl!

  33. 35

    Thank you so much for hosting Cheryl!
    Happy Weekend :)

    xo, Tanya

  34. 36

    Truly awesome information…. I LOVE it!

  35. 37

    What great ebooks for tips on food photography!

  36. 38

    Thanks so much for hosting, Cheryl! Have a great weekend!

  37. 39

    Such pretty pictures!!!!

  38. 40

    Thanks for the review! I just ordered both issues! Looking forward to reading them!

  39. 41

    Thanks Cheryl!! Love the photography info and looking forward to seeing al of the fun links! Happy weekend!

  40. 42

    Thank you!! I’m new to your party and it’s so fantastic!

  41. 43

    His book looks great! A definitely good buy for someone wanting to improve their food photography. :)

  42. 44

    Taylor’s tutorials are wonderful, so I imagine the ezine is just as wonderful!

  43. 45

    Thank yo Cheryl! I really enjoyed the last book too :)

  44. 46

    Hi, this is my first link party, happy to join!

  45. 47

    OMG what a wonderful and beautiful site you have. I like it so much. Thank you for sharing all of your knowledges!

  46. 48

    I must get this one too. I am now learning about camera angles and I really need some help. I love the issue 1 and the price is awesome. Thanks!

  47. 49

    What, it was released in February – how could I miss this post. :)

  48. 50

    WOW just what I was searching for. Came here by searching for laser hair removal oc


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