Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday Favorites and Yet Another Giveaway!

First I want to provide a friendly reminder to you all that there's still time to enter my 2 ongoing giveaways for a super-stylish 6-piece porcelain appetizer plate set (ends Sept. 16) and a copy of i <3 macarons by Hisato Ogita (ends Sept. 18). Don't look away now, though, because I'm throwing one more into the mix!

Plate to Pixel
I've tried my best to cover all the essential aspects of food photography and styling for bloggers in my original post on the topic, but we're still only scratching the surface. And if you're like me, you often get tired of staring at your screen and would much rather curl up with a good book. So if a great book about food photography/styling is what you seek, I'd like to offer you my copy of Plate to Pixel: Digital Food Photography & Styling by Helene Dujardin. Please note that this is not a new book, but one that I've used eagerly and hope to pass to someone who'll do the same. This giveaway is open to anyone with a US or Canadian shipping address. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post including a way to contact you should you win. This giveaway closes at midnight on September 25 -- Good luck! THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED!
  • Leave a comment telling me what you look forward to learning from this book.
  • Like 6 Bittersweets on Facebook, then leave a comment telling me you did or already do.
  • Subscribe to this blog, then leave a comment telling me you did or already do.
  • Follow 6 Bittersweets on Twitter, then leave a comment telling me you did or already do and including your Twitter name.
  • Link to this giveaway on Facebook, then leave a comment telling me and including a link to the post.
  • Tweet about this giveaway, tagging me @6bittersweets and linking this giveaway, then leave a comment telling me and including a link to the post.
1 Andrew Purcell-Zucchini Fritters Pancakes Feta Dill Salad Woodware
2 Tuki-Mini Pavlovas Passionfruit Raspberry
3 Ingwervanille-Cowberries Cranberries Ingred Fall
Apples Photograph from Aisha Yusaf
5 Aisha Yusaf-Apples Ingred
6 Cintamani-Pumpkin Seeds Pureed Soup
7 Sam Stowell-Broad Bean Dill Bruschetta
Cantonese Egg Tarts from 黛西下厨房
8 Daisythekitchen-HK Egg Tart
Unfrosted Blackberry Cupcakes from Call Me Cupcake
9 Callmecupcake-Unfrosted Blackberry Cupcakes

93 comments:

  1. I've been meaning to by this book for such a long time. Helene is such an inspiring photographer!

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  2. I would love lot learn more about how to style certain food shots. I would just love to win this book, it would be a joy to look at all the photographs. I love Helene's work.
    hanielas@yahoo.com

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  3. I like you on FB too.

    hanielas@yahoo.com

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  4. I also follow your blog. Love your posts.

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  5. I just shared on FB.
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hanielas/130417213664312#!/pages/Hanielas/130417213664312

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  6. I'm still pretty much a noob at photography.
    Would love to learn a lot a lot from the book.
    Since I know nuts about photography, I can't tell what is there that I need to learn. LOL. I only know I need to learn a lot

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  7. I'd love to see more styles of Helene and learning some different techniques through this book.

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  8. I liked your FB fan page since a long time ago :)

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  9. I did follow your twitter too as you know already my twitter name ^_^

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  10. Oh man I go wild over those egg custard tarts. Just seeing them and I froth a bit at the mouth. And growl a bit of a hungry growl for good measure.

    I was going to say what the heck are cowberries, until I looked them up and found that cowberries and lingonberries are one and the same. Insight!

    Love the depth of color in those blackberry cupcakes:)

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  11. I don't know if I can limit it to just one thing I want to learn....but if I have to, I choose lighting.

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  12. And I shared your link on FB. Such a great giveaway. Keeping my fingers crossed. http://www.facebook.com/thefauxmartha

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  13. Retweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/6bittersweets/status/113259179925438464

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  14. I shared the giveaway through Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/IndonesiaEatsonFB/posts/214940735232343

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  15. I have so much to learn about food photograph and would LOVE this book!

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  16. I would like to learn more about proper lighting and about photographing larger food (like wedding cakes). jen [at] cupadeecakes [dot] com

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  17. Wow, thanks for providing all these giveaways XiaoLu :)

    I've love to learn how about plating and symmetry!

    www.atasteofkoko.com

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  18. We met on Twitter! :)

    @atasteofkoko

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  19. Can't take part in the giveaway but love the links yet again!

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  20. I'd love to learn more about lighting and food positioning.

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  21. I follow your blog via RSS feed.

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  22. Gorgeous photos- I would like/ really need this book! I need to work on lighting and setup mainly, but also need general pointers for my blog!

    sarahepardee(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. I am a fan of 6 Bittersweets on Fb!

    sarahepardee(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I'd look forward to learning more about lighting :)
    coeur.de.verre(at)hotmail.co.uk

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  25. I like 6 Bittersweets on Facebook!
    coeur.de.verre(at)hotmail.co.uk

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  26. I am a subscriber :)
    coeur.de.verre(at)hotmail.co.uk

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  27. Lighting is definetely my issue, I would love to learn also about focusing on one central point and blurring everything else out. Like you already on FB!
    Thanks..

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  28. I love taking pictures of food. They always come out flat & lacking something. It would be great to learn from this book & improve my photography.

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  29. I've heard lots about this book, and am eager to get a hold of a copy!

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  30. This book sounds amazing and a must have for someone who's passionate in food photography, like me. I always learn so much and inspired by your photography. Since I've never taken any formal photography classes, I think this book can provide me with many basic photography skills and knowledge that I need to learn to improve myself. I promise I'll put good use to this book and pass it along when I've finished the book. Thank you for a chance to win.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  31. Already liked you on Facebook.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  32. Following you on Twitter. @utry_it

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  33. Already subscribed to your RSS feed.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  34. Shared about this giveaway on Facebook.

    https://www.facebook.com/uTry.it/posts/245649525478825

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  35. Just tweeted about this giveaway.

    http://twitter.com/#!/uTry_it/status/113396678022795264

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  36. I would love to have this...thanks for the opportunity :)

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  37. I follow, subscribe, am a fan and tweeted. I typically do with the great posts you always offer. I would love to have a copy of this book. Great giveaway without a doubt

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  38. I liked you on Fb!

    gmk1219 (at)yahoo (dot) com

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  39. camera tips!

    blueblanket@hotmail.com

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  40. Yet more gorgeous links Xiaolu. Seeing them each week is so inspiring. My favourite this week is the pumpkin soup. The photos are so beautiful.

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  41. I would love to learn what type of gear to buy!

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  42. I tweeted and follow you, but of course.. :)

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  43. I bake cakes and cupcakes often. None of my photos look "pretty". I would love to learn how to stage my food so that it looks like a professional photographer did it.

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  44. I follow this blog - love reading all your posts!

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  45. I'm glad I made it... What I want to learn - 1) composition as I feel like I'm taking the similar photographs for the past few months already and I need some new idea of how I can make changes, 2) how to put props along with the main food. Again this is also becoming repetitive on my photos.... I think everything that's covered in the book should be new concept for me since I pretty much have nothing. haha. =P

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  46. Already follow your twitter. Mine is @justonecookbook

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  47. Last one, tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/justonecookbook/status/113661384725770240

    Hope I can win! ^_^ Thanks for the Monday Favorites as always. Enjoy them very much.

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  48. I still have a lot to learn about food photography and am hoping this book takes me a few steps closer to improvibg my photographs. Thanks for the giveaway- three in a row- aren't you on a roll!!

    My email- thenovicehousewifeblog@gmail.com

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  49. I have been wanting this book for a while and I would love to have a copy!

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  50. I also became a fan on Facebook!

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  51. i think i need to get a handle of composition and lighting.
    Richa@ richahingle at gmail

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  52. i follow you in facebook as my blog Hobby And more

    Richa @ richahingle at gmail.
    Hobby And More Food Blog

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  53. I'm enjoying reading & LOOK at the picture!
    Ohh awesome picture u post there Jane!
    How I wish I can enter to joing the give away - want the book!! Haha ha
    Tq for sharing! ;)

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  54. I'd love to learn a few basics, and styling tips!

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  55. I would like to learn more about lighting.

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  56. Also, I already subscribe to your blog. Thanks for all the great ideas!

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  57. I have wanted this book for awhile now. I want to learn so much~lighting, which lens to use, you name it!

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  58. I subscibe to your blo through email:)

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  59. I "like" you on (and off:)) facebook!

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  60. I'd like to learn about rich color without accidental over-exposure.

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  61. I would love to learn more about anything to using my camera on a "manual" setting...i'm a newbie!

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  62. I subscribe to your blog via email!

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  63. I would love to win this book! I'm an amateur in food styling and would love to learn how to create textures and perfect compositions in my pictures.

    ambika.viswanathan@gmail.com

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  64. I like you on FB!

    ambika.viswanathan@gmail.com

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  65. I'm a subscriber!

    ambika.viswanathan@gmail.com

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  66. I follow you on twitter!

    ambika.viswanathan@gmail.com

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  67. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001194842240

    shared the link on FB!!!

    ambika.viswanathan@gmail.com

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  68. Last one! Tweeted the link!!!

    http://twitter.com/#!/ambikaskitchen

    ambika.viswanathan@gmail.com

    Gosh! I did everything on the list :D

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  69. hi there,
    i wud like to get this book and learn and unlearn the tricks of the trade. thanks !

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  70. wow...love to get this...tweeted the link..
    have a great day..

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  71. love ur space..
    happy following u..:)
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite

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  72. I would love to learn how to take beautiful pictures of my food! Freckleduck@yahoo.com

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  73. all these are for keeps!Xiaolu, the cupcakes, Cintamani's Soup and the Pavlova makes me want to grab some now. I want Helene's book so bad, and it is not in my luck to ever win anything. I need to order one soon. i suppose it is going to be my Bible of food photography.

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  74. Tweeted.. but have no idea how to give a status :(

    (To win Plate to Pixel - A Giveaway! and FABULOUS one too! http://www.6bittersweets.com/2011/09/monday-favorites-and-yet-another.html @6bittersweets)

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  75. I follow you on twitter (@wonkyeye_photos) and I love your blog... I'm mainly a people photographer but I LOVE food so would really like to get my hands on a book like this! :)

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I love hearing from you all! Please leave me a message if you have questions, advice, or just to let me know you stopped by. Your feedback is always very much appreciated. Thanks! <3 Xiaolu