Plate to Pixel Food Photography Book Giveaway (2 winners – Closed)

Congratulations to Jenny from Healthified Mom & Hong from Ravenous Couple for winning copies of Helene's book. I know you'll enjoy the book and find it very informative.

{Updated} I'm getting such a great response from this giveaway, I'm now giving away 2 copies of Plate to Pixel!

I'm thrilled to be giving this book away. If you're remotely into food photography, you need this book in your library. I. mean. it. Helene Dujardin, the author of Plate to Pixel: Digital Food Photography & Styling, is a friend who is incredibly giving. If you catch her on her blog, Tartelette, on twitter or on her facebook page with a specific question, she will answer it. She has a generous spirit that is so refreshing. I have watched her present twice now, once in Savannah at Go Savor and at Food Blog Forum Orlando. If you ever get a chance to take one of her workshops, do it, you won't regret it.

Beautiful photograph shot by Helene. The winner will receive a print of this photograph along with a copy of Plate to Pixel.

I preordered the book before it was released and was thrilled when it arrived. Reading the book is pure joy for me. To me, her writing is so comfortable and inviting. I feel like she is having a conversation with me and it's total common sense. She breaks down everything and makes it seem so easy, it's like she is teaching a friend about aperture priority or manual mode. I love how each picture in the book (which by the way is amazingly beautiful), she tells us what aperture, ISO and shutter speed she shot it at, including the lens she used. I'm excited to say that, I'm really excited about the aperture priority setting like Helene is. I'm a nerd I know but she has encouraged me to use and I'm getting more and more comfortable with it.

I haven't told her this but she inspires me, her beautiful photographs inspire me and her workshops and book make me want to push myself. If you ever get to meet her and when you read the book, she encourages you to practice, practice, practice.

Lastly, I love love how Helene says you don't have to have a DSLR to take beautiful photographs, in fact when she first started out, she had a point and shoot. If you're the lucky winner, I hope you enjoy the book as much as I do!

Buy It

Amazon has Plate to Pixel: Digital Food Photography & Styling it listed at around $18 which is 40% off!

Win It

(Updated – I'm giving away two copies) One lucky winner will receive a copy of Plate to Pixel and a beautiful print from Helene Dujardin. (When I told Helene that I was going to personally sponsor a giveaway of her book, she wanted to include something from her, which I thought was so sweet!) The second winner will receive a copy of Plate to Pixel.

Mandatory Entry

Are you into food photography? Tell me why you want to win this book or tell me what you would like to improve in regards to food photography. (1 entry)

The mandatory entry must be done otherwise the bonus entries will not count.

Bonus Entries

  1. ‘Like’ the little kitchen on facebook and leave your first name & last initial. (1 entry)
  2. Subscribe to this blog via email and verify the subscription. (2 entries)
  3. Follow me on twitter and leave your twitter handle. (1 entry)
  4. Tweet about this giveaway w/ link and leave a link to your tweet. Use the sample tweet below or the tweet button in this post.
    #Giveaway for Plate to Pixel Food Photography Book by @SweetTartelette via @TheLittleKitchn
    (1 entry OR tweeps who follow me on twitter can also tweet once per day for extra entries)
  5. Follow Helene on twitter and leave your twitter handle. (1 entry)
  6. ‘Like' Helene on facebook and leave your first name & last initial. (1 entry)
  • This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only (I’m very sorry to my international readers).
  • Leave a separate comment on this post for EACH entry to make all of your entries count. (If you already like on fb or subscribe via email, just leave a comment saying so.)
  • All entries will be checked and verified. If your entry cannot be verified, it will not count.
  • You have until 11:59pm EST on Friday, June 3, 2011 to enter.

Two random winners will be chosen via ‘And the winner is’ plugin. Once the winners are chosen, the winners will be contacted via email and if winner does not respond within 48 hours, winner forfeits prize and another winner will be chosen at random.

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Disclosure: I was not provided anything in return for hosting this giveaway. The book Plate to Pixel is being provided for this giveaway out of my own pocket. The print for the giveaway is being provided by Helene Dujardin. I'm shipping both to the winner out of my own pocket. Enjoy! And yep, there's affiliate links in this post.

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