A few new things to consider

I haven't bought any books for quite a while, but I thought I'd share a few inspirational books that I just picked up.

You may have noticed that I've been showing off some fun recipes lately.  I feel like the photography has just been so so.  Often, that is because I'm photographing them under articficial light in my kitchen after dark.  All the same, I thought I could do with some tips on how to stage my food photos and guess what came under my radar! Plate to Pixel

Don't these photos look simply beautiful.  I am sure it will be a feast for the eyes and full of wonderful tips on how to make food look just as good as it tastes!

This book is by Helene Dujardin and it appears to be choc full of delicious looking photos and recipes for how to make your food photos look just as delectable.  I can't wait to try the techniques.

Next on the list is the gem below.  I found it via an online friends blog who is actually in it!  Keshet Starr.  Thanks Keshet for sharing the info with all of us inspiration hungry gals.  This one is called 

Scrapbook Workshop: The Best Techniques From Your Favorite Scrapbook Bloggers.  It has been a long time since any really great books have come out for scrapbookers so I am excited to get my hands on this one.

This one features artists such as May Flaum, Julie Fei-fan Balzer, Sasha Holloway,  Lisa Truesdell and so many more.  How can you go wrong?

If you have any fresh literary finds, I hope you'll share them with me!

This last one has been on shelf for a little while, but I just picked it up to 'actually' read it.  Yes, I sometimes just page through and then really read a book later on down the road.  

It's called Expressive Photography and what impressed me most about it was that it really speaks to the idea of considering why you are trying to take a particular image and allowing that knowledge to guide how you compose the shot.  Very useful if you are a 'mood' photographer, or want to be.  

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  1. love all these show and tells...photo book and filters for photos!! very cool!!!

  2. Wasn't Helene Dujardin over on Pioneer Woman a little while ago doing macarons? That book must be amazing to flip through :)

  3. I've got to get my hands on these books! Thanks for sharing! :-)

  4. oh cool - thanks for this. I want that scrapbook book now.

  5. Thanks for sharing! Want to get my hands on that scrapbook one now!!!!

  6. Thanks for the links/sharing! I'll have to check them out!

  7. I'm pretty sure I gained a couple of pounds just from looking at those photos from the first book! YUM!

  8. The scrapbook bloggers looks awesome!! I will definitely be checking that one out. :)
    And now I am hungry again...lol Thanks to those yummy pictures.

  9. I'll have to check those out! Thanks for the recommendations! :)

  10. I went and looked on Amazon~really interested in the SBing book!! Thanks for sharing info with us.

  11. fun links - thanks for the recommendations! :)

  12. Super cool books! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Ursula, these are some great finds! I'm going to add them to my google reader to check out. Thanks! Davinie (it will NOT let me sign in. GRRRRRRRRRRR).

  14. I will share this post with my daughter. She is a photographer. Me I am a point and shoot type of girl.

  15. aشركة مكافحه حشرات بالدمام
    متخصصه في اباده جميع انواع الحشرات الطائره والزاحفه والقوارض باستخدام افضل الطرق في مكافحه الحشرات
    يوجد لدي شركتنا فريق متخصص في القيام باعمال المكافحه ويستخدم افضل الطرق العالميه
    ويستخدم مواد ليها بها مواد مسمسه وليس لها ضرر علي صحه الانسان لقد اصبحت الفئران تهددنا مما تنقلها من الامراض
    وايضا البكتريا والاخطار التي تسببها من فيروسات لذلك اصبحت عمليه مكافحه الفئران وجمييع الحشرات لازمه
    لذلك عليك السرعه التامه في التعامل مع شركتنا للقضاء علي الحشرات
    النظافه شئ لا غني عنها في كل بيت فالنظافه تدل علي الاشخاص الموجدين بالمنزل
    وتعتبر مصدر مشرف لهم لذلك تحرص كل ست بيت علي تنظيف المنزل
    ولان عمليه التنظيف عمليه شاقه فلا داعي للتعب مع شركة تنظيف بالدمام
    لان شركتنا توفر لكم افضل فريق عمل متخصص في عمليات التنظيف
    وهذا الفريق مدرب علي احداث وسائل التنظيف فلا داعي للقلق واتكي ذمام الامرور لنا
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بالاحساء
    تضمن لكم القضاء علي جميع انواع الحشرات ولان صحتك تهما تستخدم الشركه مواد تم عمل اختبار لها
    و هذه المواد حاصله علي موافه من وزاره الصحه فلا داعي للقلق علي صحتك وصحه اولادك بعد الان
    تقدم لكم الشركه افضل العروض وافضل الاسعار التي تناسب جميع العملاء
    كما ان الشركة تقدم لكم متابعه دوريه و ضمان لعدم رجوع الحشرات مره اخري باعلي جوده والخدمه لا تتطلب منك مغادره المنزل
    شركة تنظيف بالاحساء
    تقدم لكم افضل خدمه تنظيف تستخدم الشركه تقنيات عالميه في التنظيف
    كما ان الشركه تستخدم تقنيات البخار التي تعمل علي ازاله الاتربه ورجوع كل شئ كانه جديد
    كما ان الشركه تقوم بتنظيف جميع انواع السجاد والموكيت والستائر والمجالس والكنب وتستخدم الشركه لكل نوع المواد التي تناسبه
    وهذه المواد ليس لها ضرر علي الاقمشه بل تعمل علي ثبات الالوان كما ان الشركه اسعارها ليس لها منافس لان اسعاره تناسب جميع العملاء


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