Blog to Book (Advanced Food Photography)
I have about an hour commute and I try to go walking at the local community center for an hour, three or four times a week. I’ve been trying to put all this “dead time” to use listening to audio books and more recently, podcasts. Ever since Nigel asked to interview me for his podcast, I’ve become addicted to podcasts.
In one of these podcasts I’ve been listening to, some guy was talking about blogging with a purpose. He said something to the effect of “if you’re going to be writing on a regular basis anyway, why not end up with something worth while in the end?” He was talking about blogging a book. That’s an interesting idea and I think I’m going to give it a try.
I’ve been thinking about writing a book for years and years and the task just seemed so overwhelming that I never got started. Well now, I’m ready, and if you’re interested in following along, you’ll basically be getting the book for free. I don’t have a problem giving this info away, but I could use a favor from you if you could spare the time. If you do get around to reading my stuff, I could really use some input. You can either leave comments or email me with any suggestions.
I’m going to start out listing an outline and if you think I’m missing something, please feel free to let me know. I’ve never done this before and I could use all the help I can get.
Since there seems to be quite a few books out there already on food photography that are geared toward the beginner of student, I thought I’d gi for a different market. I want to write for the wedding or commercial shooter that wants to start shooting food as a specialty. I don’t want to spend a lot of time talking about “beginner photography” stuff. I want to assume that the photographer knows the difference between a shutter and an aperture. I want to teach ADVANCED Food Photography, and I think that will end up being the title of the book.
This page will end up being home base for the book. I’ll have the outline below and will be changing it as everything develops and as I add pages and chapters. If you want to follow along and contribute to the development of the book, I’d be very thankful.
Here’s the basic outline:
- Camera Gear
- Lighting Gear
- Lens Selection
- Choosing a Camera Angle
- Focus and depth of field strategy
- Food Photography Team
- Post Production
- Case Studies
- Next Steps
Of course all this will change as the book develops. I actually have a gazillion topics listed that I’d like to cover, so this thing is going to be taking quite a while to complete, but you guys can watch it as it develops.
Any feedback so far? Any topics that I’ve missed? Please let me know.