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25 days of giveaways: “plate to pixel: digital food photography & styling”

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For Day 6 of “25 Days of Giveaways”, I am so excited to be giving away a copy of Helene Dejardin’s phenomenal book — Plate To Pixel: Digital Food Photography & Styling.”

Most of you know Helene from her blog, Tartlette, which overflows with creative dishes and breathtaking photography. But all food bloggers also know and thank her for this amazing book she released last year, with endless tips and techniques on how to make the food you photograph actually look appetizing and beautiful! (No small feat, I quickly learned when trying to photograph for this site!)

I had the chance to finally meet Helene when she was in Kansas City a few months ago, giving two workshops on (yep!) food photography and styling….and she was such a joy!!! Oh my goodness. She could not have been more encouraging, helpful, and hilarious! And of course, we all could have listened to her French accent for days. :)  It ended up being such a fun day, celebrating this crazy little niche we all love called food photography. So grateful to spend a day together!

So for any of you who are food blogging, or for anyone who would just love some fantastic tips on photographing your food (come on – you know we all do it!), check out Helene’s book, website, and blog. And enter this great giveaway!!!

***This giveaway is now closed. The winner’s information is posted below. Thanks so much for your participation!***

Helene -- showing us how it's done!

“Plate To Pixel” Book Giveaway Rules

Giveaway Prize: One copy of “Plate To Pixel: Digital Food Photography & Styling” by Helene Dujardin, shipped free to the winner.

Entry requirements: Leave a comment on this page about why you would love this book on food photography and styling.

  • You may NOT enter using multiple email addresses. Automatic disqualification.
  • Additional entries must leave a separate comment.
  • Contest ends December 12, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time.
  • Contest open to US residents only.
  • Winner will be chosen via and will have 48 hours to respond before being disqualified and a new winner chosen.

Opportunities for extra entries:

  1. Follow GimmeSomeOven and Helene Dujardin (Tartlette) on Twitter and retweet the following message:
    • I want to win a copy of “Plate To Pixel” by @sweettartlette from @gimmesomeoven. #giveaway #25daysoffoodiegiveaways
  2. “Like” GimmeSomeOven on Facebook.
  3. “Like” Helene Dujardin Photography on Facebook.
  4. Post the link for the “Plate To Pixel” Giveaway on your Facebook wall. (Winner will need to verify.)


The Fine Print: No purchase necessary to enter. Winner will be selected at random by Gimme Some Oven using Entries that do not follow the entry requirements will not be considered. Giveaways will be mailed to the winners’ address. Product was supplied by Helene Dujardin and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. I received no compensation to review this product, and all opinions are my own. Book pictures via Helene Dejardin and John Wiley & Sons, Inc..


***This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Jen! Thanks so much for your participation, everyone!***

Our little food photography workshop!

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122 comments on “25 days of giveaways: “plate to pixel: digital food photography & styling””

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  1. I’ve been getting into photography lately and enjoy taking photos of my culinary experiments!

  2. How fun! This would be awesome to have because I (eventually) want to start a baking blog! Unfortunately, it’s harder to do during school than I expected :(

  3. I like Gimme Some Oven on Facebook.

  4. Plate to Pixel is so nice! The photography helps showcase the food better, and it definitely whets my appetite!

  5. I think food is beautiful so I would love to see how she styles and photographs it!

  6. I already follow GimmeSomeOven and started following Helene Dujardin (Tartlette) on Twitter. I also retweeted the message about the giveaway!

  7. I have already “Liked” GimmeSomeOven on Facebook.

  8. I “Liked” Helene Dujardin Photography on Facebook.

  9. I posted the link for the “Plate To Pixel” Giveaway on my Facebook wall.

  10. This is a great way to start my day heading out to work…..a quick stop by here. I love taking pics of food and this would make me fix ‘pretty’ food.

  11. I really need to learn how to properly take and edit pictures of my food, because most of the time, I hate the pictures that I post!

  12. I love taking pictures of unique foods, but the pictures always turn out funny. This book could help me!

  13. Ooooh, I’ve wanted this for awhile but I’m too cheap to buy it!

  14. And I like you on FB already! :)

  15. I could always use some photography tips, especially in the food department!

  16. I would love this book because I am actually thinking about starting a little food blog myself. This would be awesome to help me start.

  17. I “like” Brown Eyed Baker on Facebook!

  18. I “like” Helene Dujardin Photography on Facebook as well!

  19. Would love this book. Its on my Christmas wish list already.

  20. I have always been interested in food in photographs. And now, my daughter is taking a photography class..and it is so neat. I like seeing how they “set” the food to make it look like it does.

  21. i like givemesomeoven on facebook

  22. I like Helene Dujardin Photography on facebook

  23. This book has been on my wish-list for some time now. I would love to own it so that I can learn to take better pictures… Thanks!

  24. I love food photography and would love this book!

  25. I stink at photographing my food and would love to learn how to make it better.

  26. I would love to get this book because I really don’t know what I’m doing when I take pictures of my food!

  27. I like GSO on Facebook

  28. I got a new camera a few months ago and have been loving learning how to take better photos! I don’t have any children, so food is my go-to picture taking subject! I would love this book to help me out!!

  29. I have loved photography and food since I was a young wippersnapper. I would love to combine both and have some professional tips!

  30. This is my FAVORITE thing to do! i am constantly in the kitchen cooking AND photography my process as well. I would definitely make good use out of this book and learning how to correctly set up a shoot!

  31. I’d love to have this book! Perhaps it would inspire me to photograph my food more often.

  32. I have tried to take photos of my food for my blog…and they look so unappealing. Would love to know a few tips to make my food looke as good as it tastes.

  33. I follow you on Facebook.

  34. I’d love to take my photos up to the next level, but need to know how!

  35. I would love to have this book because I just got a new Nikon and am always looking for tips and tricks on how to use my camera to take the best pictures possible. Food also happens to be one of my favorite things to photograph!

  36. I also like you on Facebook!

  37. I would love to win this because I just started my first food blog back in September. I absolutely love it, but I think the one area I’m lacking in is my food photography. I really would love to learn more about lighting, balance, and arrangement of the food for the best photos.

  38. I like Gimme Some Oven on Facebook

  39. I like Helene Dujardin Photography on Facebook

  40. This is an awesome giveaway! I have been so wanted to get into food photography but am not really sure where to begin!

  41. I would love this book because I am terrible at taking pictures! i would love to share all the yummy meals and treats i make, but my pictures make them look ‘not-yummy’.

  42. I like gimme some oven on FB.

  43. I’d love to give this book to my husband…he started a website for his catering business and could use some tips for food photography.

  44. I would love this book because I’m just getting started in food photography and I could really use the help. Thanks for the chance to win!

  45. my food blog needs picture help big time!

  46. I would love this, any tips on photography I will take!

  47. I’ve been wanting to find something on this very subject matter so I can better document my creations. :-)

  48. I would love to receive Helene Dejardin’s “Plate To Pixel: Digital Food Photography & Styling”, especially to give it to my niece who started food photography after getting a brand new cool camera from her family for Christmas last year.

  49. I’d love to win and use the tips to put together some family cookbooks with recipes from multiple generations