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Website & Blog

Website Hosting:

  • Building a website:
    • WordPress.com: Free hosting, with some limited options. You can also purchase optional add-ons for a fee.
    • WordPress.org: Free download, requires self-hosting and some basic knowledge of setting up a website (see “Website Servers” below)
    • Squarespace.com: Paid service, offers both hosting and website software.
  • Website servers (hosting a site):

WordPress.org Themes:

  • Elegant Themes: Monthly fee for all themes, with access to many themes, plugins, and updates.
  • Themeforest: Individual themes for one-time cost, also has plugins.

WordPress Plugins and Add-ons:

Social Media & Networking

Social Media & Community sites:

Email Marketing Providers:

Newsletter links:

Food and Photography Conferences and Organizations:

Copyright Information:

Watermarking Images:

Downloads & Recipes


  • Green Mango Smoothie:
    • Ingredients: 1 Banana, Almond Milk, Spinach, Mint, Frozen Mango (use your own judgement on portion sizes, I never measure mine)
    • Directions: Add milk, spinach, and mint to a blender and blend until smooth. Add banana and mango and blend until a good consistency. If the mixture is too thick, add more milk until it blends smoothly.
  • Khao Soi: Link to recipe on Food.com


Lightroom CC: http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-lightroom.html

If you would like to follow along with Chapter 7, please use the links below to download the photograph from the book:

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Nicole S. YoungPhotographer & Author
Nicole is a full-time photographer and author living in Portland, Oregon, USA. Her photography specialties are food, travel, and landscape, and she also creates stock images for her portfolio.

Nicole loves to teach, learn and share what she knows through her blog, articles, podcasts, interviews and training materials. She is an expert in Lightroom and Photoshop, and contributes regular articles to Photofocus.

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Articles on Food Photography & Styling

Processing a Food Photo in ON1 Photo RAW

Learn how to process a food photograph in ON1 Photo RAW with this free free preview of my latest eBook and video course, Step by Step with ON1 Photo RAW. This video is one of [...]

Choosing a Lens for Food Photography

One of the most common questions I receive from new photographers is which lens to use when photographing food. When choosing gear there is never a correct choice; it all boils down to the type and size [...]

Hands On with the Fujifilm X-T2

I am a very big fan of the Fujifilm X Series cameras and lenses, and so when they announced the Fujifilm X-T2 I pre-ordered almost immediately. I have been using two X-T1 cameras for a [...]

Now Shipping! Food Photography: Second Edition

My newest book is now shipping! In 2010, I wrote the first edition of this book. At the time, there were only a handful of books about food photography, and I wanted to make an easy-to-understand guide for users of all levels [...]

Food Photography: Back, Side, and Front Light

The direction of your light is incredibly important when photographing food. Certain angles of light will help shape the scene and can also be the difference between a successful image, and one that is just [...]

Frozen Hot Chocolate: Behind the Scenes

Not long ago, I attended IFBC in Seattle. As a food photographer, food conferences are a great place to learn about the industry and network with other food bloggers. I don't necessarily consider myself a [...]