Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

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Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

By |2018-07-13T17:59:11+00:00March 28th, 2011|Categories: Nicolesy Store|Tags: , |8 Comments

Some of you may already know that I’m writing another book, and you might also know that this next one will be about food photography! I’m really excited about this book, it’s so far been a really fun process and I’ve also been creating a lot of yummy photos to go in it (which you’ve probably already previewed if you read my blog). This will be my third book with Peachpit and another addition to the “Snapshots to Great Shots” series. I was waiting for the cover-shot to be updated on Amazon with the final image before I posted this to my blog, so here it is! It’s officially official and is available for pre-order on, and it should be in print and released sometime late Summer (August-ish).

This book is for anyone interested in food photography. Whether you’re new to photography or have been a photographer for years, you’ll find a lot of relevant information on how to photograph, style and even edit your food photographs on the computer. The first two chapters are geared towards beginning photographers, as I explain the basics of photography and gear that can be used when photographing food. In the rest of the book I talk about light, styling, props, composition, editing in Adobe Photoshop and also an entire chapter on behind-the-scenes setups from start-to-finish to include styling, lighting (with BTS illustrations and photographs), and the editing process.

About the Author:

Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website,


  1. GayleV March 28, 2011 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    Looks fantastic Nicole!!

  2. Jennifer March 28, 2011 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    Congratulations, Nicole! It has officially been added to my book list.

  3. Patricia Davidson March 28, 2011 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    Looking forward to it’s release!

  4. TripleScoop March 28, 2011 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    Good luck on the book Nicole. I’m sure it will be great just like your photography.

  5. Just added my recipe to the give away. It’s so yummy that I think I’ll have to make it this weekend.

    Congratulations on the book. I’ve scoured the bookstores for a book on food photography. That niche and pet photography is not represented at all.

    So I read your blog then take pictures at restaurants. You have no idea how relieved I am to finally understand why some of my pictures were missing the pop and that staging is so important.

  6. Candace Grubbs April 2, 2011 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    oh i wish this was coming out sooner! ive been trying to work on my composition lately

  7. Marivi Laurel June 13, 2012 at 3:59 am - Reply

    Hi, Nicole. I was wondering if you have your book in downloadable form? I would really like to get a copy the fastest way possible.

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