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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. I’ve heard so many rave reviews about this book. As a fan of photography and food, I would find it very interesting and inspiring.

  2. I still have such a long way to go in improving my food photography–this would help!

  3. I liked Helene Dujardin Photography on facebook!

  4. I LOVE to photograph food! This book would be amazing inspiration! Love it love it!

  5. Just shared on facebook!

  6. I am only just getting into photography and I would love to win “Plate to Pixel” to make this process a lot easier!

  7. I was given a camera for my birthday this year and since then I’ve been searching the best ways of making food look good and most of all interesting in photos. I find that it is not always easy and there are lots of tricks that I need to learn. Seeing how professional photographers do it just amazes me and I hope to be able to do the same one day.

  8. I would love to have this book to guide my own food styling!

  9. I am just starting to learn about food photography. This sounds like it would be a wonderful resource!

  10. I like GimmeSomeOven on Facebook.

  11. Tartelette’s blog is just full of lovely food pictures as well as delicious recipes. I can imagine that her book would be full of more awesomeness! Would love to flip those pages.

  12. I would like to explore this area of photography, that is new for me.

  13. This book is supposed to be such an amazing resource for anyone interested in food photography and I would love to learn more about the subject. The Tartelette blog is so beautiful and the food looks so delicious. It would be great to learn some tips from the author herself.

  14. Wow, I’ve seen this book so many times and I would absolutely love to own it. I would so love to improve my photography skills and learn different techniques about lighting because I have major issues with lighting, haha

  15. Have been hearing good reviews about this book and this would help me to learn more about composition and styling for my food pictures.

  16. I love Helen’s blog and photography so would love to own this book. Its been on my Amazon wishlist for a long time now!

  17. I am pretty new to blogging, and photography is not my strongest area. This book would really help me learn more about food photography.

  18. I have a food blog but my pictures are something to be desired. I would really like to improve and this book would help

  19. I host dinner parties at least once a month and I am obsessed with what my boyfriend calls “making food pretty” so any advice from an expert is welcomed!

  20. Already “like” Gimme Some Oven on FB.

  21. “Liked” Helene Dujardin Photography on FB!