If you are a food blogger who wants to improve your pics, Plate to Pixel by Hélène Dujardin is an absolute must read.
I learned such a lot about the best camera settings, lighting, reflectors, food styling etc – not that I've put it into practice yet! But I've renewed the book and will be reading it again and then searching out a copy to buy.
Probably the most important thing I found out was that for almost all food photography you should shoot in Aperture Priority mode! Who knew!
The other thing I realised that I had been doing wrong was to put food on bright cheerful plates – while the plates themselves are attractive, they are actually distracting attention from the food. So now I'm going to have to look out for some more muted shades. I guess it will take some time to improve!
The pics in this post are from the book – so you can see the sort of work the author does. She is a blogger and the name of her blog is Tartelette.