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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””

  1. Liked Gimme Some Oven on FB

  2. Would love to win a copy of this book. I have a food blog and am always looking for inspiration and tips on taking better pictures.

  3. I follow Gimme Some Oven on Facebook

  4. I’d love to win this to learn more about photography.

  5. I like you on Facebook.

  6. I recently received a 35mm and 50mm lens for my 30th birthday and would love some tips on taking photographs of food.

  7. I’d love a copy to give to my husband, an aspiring sometimes food blogger. Great photos make a food blog so much more fun to read.

  8. I have my own SB cookbook and would like ideas for photographing my food

  9. I started a food blog this summer but it’s amateur! haha I think this book would totally help!

  10. I want to start a blog :)

  11. This looks like just the book I need! I can’t get my photos to look above amateur more than 5% of the time.

  12. I enjoy cooking & when I share a picture of something I made that tasted delicious, I want people to say, “That looks delicious!” too!

  13. Love the idea of food photo book

  14. I love taking pictures of the yummy food I make, but they never capture how great the food is. I could use some tips!

  15. I like you on facebook

  16. I like Helene Dujardin Photography on facebook

  17. I love food and photography! And books! :)

  18. I’d really like this book because I’ve been toying with the idea of starting a food blog, but feel like I don’t know where to start. I bet this would definitely help!

  19. I am a fan of givemesomeoven on FB

  20. this looks like a great book, even if not for learning technique but as a great showcase of great photography

  21. I would love to get my hands on the info she has in that book!

  22. I would LOVE a copy of this book! My food photography skills are seriously lacking and in need desperate need of improvement!

  23. i just started my blog 6-months ago. It’s a food memoir honoring my late mother. The kicker is that I NEVER COOKED so the blog is as much a memoir honoring her food legacy as it is a journey through my kitchen! It’s been incredible. I’ve been snapping up photo of the food. Started from my iphone and have moved to my point and shoot Cannon Elf. I could use all the guidance this book offers. I’d sleep with it under my pillow…

  24. I finally have a nice camera and a small lighting set up, and I would love to learn more about how to take nice pictures of food for my cooking blog!

  25. The biggest reason I’d like to read this is that I’m sort of awful at getting food to look nice in pictures. So I could use the help!

  26. I follow you and Helene duJardin on Twitter and retweeted your message:!/trixbel/status/144404425694384128

  27. I like you on Facebook (Trixie B).

  28. I liked Helene’s photography page on Facebook (Trixie B).

  29. I posted on Facebook about your giveaway and tagged you (Trixie B).

  30. As a new food photographer I would love to have this as both a learning and inspirational tool!

  31. I have been wanting to start a food blog and just started taking pictures of food to get used to it and see how i’m doing. Needless to say this book would be a great help!

  32. I would LOVE this gem. We’re exploring new website formats with good photo capabilities, so this would help me get a professional start on it!

  33. I would love this book because I love to cook and am starting to take photography classes…..I would love to combine the two things!

  34. I’d love to learn more about food styling. It seems like such an interesting field!

  35. I post recipes occasionally on my blog and my pictures are terrible! I would love to learn about how to photograph food better!

  36. I have liked Gimme Some Oven on facebook!

  37. I take pictures of all of my food creations! I would love to have this book to take even more beautiful photos.

  38. I would like to improve my photography.

  39. I want to take better food photos!!!

  40. I have tried to take pictures like I see on blogs :( Not even close! I would love to have this book to learn some secrets.

  41. i would love to win this book because i just started culinary school and would love to know some tricks/tips/inspiration for planting presentations and photographs for a portfolio!

  42. i like gimmesomeoven on facebook

  43. I would just love to learn more about photography in general! Looks like a great book!

  44. GimmeSomeOven FB follower

  45. This is on my Christmas list…how cool it would be to win a copy. Thanks

  46. I just got a new camera and would love some tips on how to use it best for food photography!

  47. Oh how I would love to read this book! I try so hard with my food photography pictures, when I get a good one…I know it’s just luck! I’d love to have some tried and true methods for doing it right!