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Plate to Pixel Food Photography Book Review & Giveaway

Plate to Pixel Book

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I wanted to bake something special for this post today, as a friends success is something to celebrate. But, I didn’t… I’ve been so busy with freelance work these past two weeks that my kitchen is feeling a bit neglected. I figured, even though I wasn’t able to bake something, I could still pass on the word to you all about the most wonderful food photography book I have devoured to datePlate to Pixel by Helene Dujardin (aka Tartelette).

I have had the good fortune to become friends with Helene over the past few years. I say good fortune because Helene is one of those people you meet and are immediately grateful for the time you spend together. She is generous, kind, funny, spirited and oh so gifted. Since I am self taught at photography and still learning every step of the way, Helene has been a major resource for me as I have learned. Even though food photography and styling isn’t my main focus, the fundamentals of using my camera and lighting are all things Helene has helped me to learn. She has never hoarded information… has always been extremely generous with her knowledge, and I appreciate that in the most sincere of ways.

Plate to Pixel is a book you need, even if you are only slightly interested in food photography and styling. Sitting down with Plate to Pixel is like sitting down to a glass of wine with Helene herself and getting to soak up her knowledge. Flipping through the pages, I have literally learned something new at each page turn. Plate to Pixel is packed full of information – from choosing your props, to finding the perfect light for your shot, to tools to help with styling and photography – if you want to know it, it’s in Plate to Pixel. I have yet to come across a food photography and styling book that is more comprehensive than this one. Plus, beautiful photography throughout… it is brain candy as much as eye candy.

Plate to Pixel is such a valuable resource, I think everyone should own a copy! I’m giving four copies away on Dine & Dish and you may be one of the four lucky winners! To enter to win your own copy of Plate to Pixel, leave a comment on this post telling me what it is that draws you to food photography. For additional entries, you can do any of the following:

  • Tweet the following leaving a separate comment on this post letting me know you did: @DineandDish is giving away 4 copies of Plate to Pixel, the food photography & styling book by @Sweettartelette http://su.pr/168Oz6
  • Become a friend of Dine and Dish on Facebook. Leave a separate comment on this post letting me know you did.
  • Like Helene Dujarddin Photography on Facebook. Leave a separate comment on this post letting me know you did.

All entries must be completed no later than Monday, May 9th at midnight CST. 4 winners will be chosen via Random Number Generator on Tuesday, May 10th. One lucky winner will also receive a special print from Helene’s collection.

I love Plate to Pixel so much, I’m linking it up to I’m Lovin’ It over at TidyMom.


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  1. I am a fairly new food blogger with little photography skill. Plate to Pixel would surely be a fantastic resource! One of my biggest problems is styling and structuring a photograph nicely

  2. I tweeted the giveaway @amyscookingadve

  3. I liked Dine & Dish on Facebook

  4. I liked Helene Dujardin Photography on Facebook

    Thank you!

  5. Thanks for giving away such a fantastic prize! What I love about food photography is the color and composition…the thought that goes into every detail…knowing the photographer tapped a spoon ever so lightly to get it in just the right place is what I connect to…this “just right” moment can take my breath away! Jen

  6. I love food photography since I started to blog 5 yrs ago. Helen is always generous of her time to help people that ask her questions about photography. I admire her work.

    (For additional entries)

    I do follow you on Facebook.
    I do follow Helen Dujardin Photography on Facebook
    I twitted about this contest.

  7. Clytie says:

    I became a fan of Helene’s on FB.
    I am a fan of her blog for ages and am thrilled she decided to share her wast knowledge with us :)

  8. Thank you for the delicious prize, I just friended Dine and Dish on Facebook.

  9. Food photography is so inspiring to me. I get so many ideas looking at the photos, imagining the tastes on my tongue. It energizes to to get in the kitchen and get cooking.

  10. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. Pixel to Plate looks like a truly inspiring book!

  11. I liked Helene on Facebook. :)

  12. I became a fan of Helene’s on FB, but before that I’ve been a fan of her blog for years and am so excited to get a peek of her book. Unfortunately, its quite difficult to get a copy of her book here in my country. So, fingers crossed, I’m making a wish to get her book.
    As for food photography, it always attracts me because food brings back memories and warm, fuzzy feelings inside. And to be able to capture it beautifully in a photograph would be totally awesome..

  13. Suzanne Ferguson says:

    I just “liked” your FB page…of course I would LOVE to win…

  14. Suzanne Ferguson says:

    Wow beautiful photography of delicious food… I just “liked” Helen’s Page! Also sent out a tweet. Thank you for being generous!

  15. OH I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this!!!


  16. of course I LIKE D&D on FB! ♥

  17. Liked Helene on FB

  18. I’ve only begun blogging in January but I’m hungry to learn more about food photography. I will rarely even pause to take look at a recipe without a photo.

  19. I tweeted it!!

  20. D and D Facebook Fan


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