New book

Photo Nuts and Post is the third installation in the Photo Nuts series and it just launched!
Written by professional photographer, Neil Creek, it gives you the tools you need to make processing work for you. Even if you have experience in editing, you can always learn new tricks.
To celebrate, they are offering 33% off if you buy today -Click here to read more!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Food Photography-My New Love

I can officially say that I am now retired from wedding photography. My heart just wasn't into it anymore. When I shot a wedding, I would find myself only loving shooting the detail shots. My favorite part of the day was when we made it to the reception hall and I could shoot the cake and food. When I should have made it be about the couple, I was making it about the cake.

It wasn't until after I found myself spending hours on pinterest looking up food images instead of wedding shots, I realized that I needed to go another direction.

Food photography.

I'm so thrilled to say that in the next couple of weeks, I'll be announcing my new blog (don't worry, I'm still keeping this one too!) showcasing recipes, food photography, reviews and giveaways.

In the meantime, if you are finding yourself looking at food porn, check out these awesome foodies.

Chasing Delicious
Seven Spoons
Cookie and Kate
Sunday Suppers
Not Without Salt

Also, here's a great book on food photography.

Tasty Food Photography

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Pick Up a Brand New Portrait eBooks & Get a Free Companion One [Limited Time]

Today I have great pleasure to announce a brand new dPS eBook that I know is going to help a lot of people improve their portrait photography.

Portraits: Making the Shot by Gina Milicia.

Bonus: If you pick it up during its launch we’ll throw in a special bonus eBook with it for free!

 Portraits: Making the Shot

Gina has broken down her guide to portraiture into 5 great sections:
 The Rules: learn the 10 commandments that Gina uses to guide her photography to consistency (and brilliance)   
 The Gear: discover the best portrait gear with some tips on buying great second hand additions to your kit.
 The 3 Amigos: This is where many beginner photographers get themselves into a twist, but it’s a lot simpler than you might think. Learn how aperture, ISO and shutter speed work together.
 The Lights: Step-by-step instructions on using light meters, balancing daylight and flash and creating beautiful skin tone.
 The Moves: Every pose you’ll need and how to create it, as well as tips on finding inspiration, the importance of preparation and insider tricks on directing the shot.

Free Bonus Portrait Recipes eBook

As a companion to Portraits: Making the Shot , Gina also put together a 2nd great ‘Recipes’ eBook in which she shows 14 of her favourite portraits and shows you the ingredients she used to take the shots. In each recipe you’ll learn about how Gina set the scene, what gear she used, how she lit the image, what settings she chose and how she posed her subject.

Once you understand how these different ingredients work together, you can begin to create your own signature style of shooting portraits.

This Recipe eBook will normally retail for $9.99 but pick up Portraits: Making the Shot today for $19.99 and we’ll throw it in for free as an early bird bonus (effectively a 33% discount).

Pick Up a Copy Today : Portraits: Making the Shot

As usual Portraits: Making the Shot is covered by a 60 day money back guarantee (if you don’t find it helpful just let us know and we’ll refund your money) so you can have confidence that it and the bonus Recipes eBook will be a worthwhile investment in your photographic learning.

Learn more about the eBook here or pick up a copy by clicking the ‘Download it Now’ button below