Free Photography Book – Black and White Photography

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I’ve just released by newest book on Blurb. Black + White is a collection of fine art photographs by Edward M. Fielding. It’s available in softcover for $14.99 and hardcover for $29.99 but right not you can download an ebook version for the iPad for zero dollars.

The book highlights the breath of my black and white work from still lifes to portraits to landscapes and provides a sampling of my work as an fine art photographer. Prints, cards and wall art from the series of images in the book are available for purchase and are fulfilled by Fine Art America.

If you’d like your own eBook copy of the book click here.

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Free Photography Magazine to download and share

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Free to read online or download!  The latest issue of Arcangel Magazine featuring the artwork of fine art photographer Edward M. Fielding.

http://www.joomag.com/en/newsstand/arcangel-photographer-presentations-edward-fielding/0047799001410258471

All images the magazine are available for purchase as art prints from Fine Art America and can be licensed for use in publications, music CDs or book covers via Arcangel.

About Arcangel

Arcangel specializes in licensing highly creative rights-managed and royalty free images and video clips. The collection is highly respected and used by designers, art directors and picture researchers around the world with the international publishing industry being at the core of the Arcangel business.

The Arcangel collection currently stands at just over 250,000 carefully curated images, covering an extensive range of themes, subjects and styles.

Arcangel are full members of Bapla (British Association of Picture Libraries), PACA (Picture Archive Council of America) and the BVPA (German Association of Picture Agencies).

About Edward M. Fielding

Fine art photographer and digital artist, Edward M. Fielding has been working with Arcangel since 2012 and currently offers over 500 photographic works for image buyers.

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Fielding’s subjects range from still lives, dogs, people, food, objects, situations to composites and compelling landscapes.

Rights Managed, or RM, in photography and the stock photo industry, refers to a copyright license which, if purchased by a user, allows the one time use of the photo as specified by the license. If the user wants to use the photo for other uses an additional license needs to be purchased. RM licences can be given on a non-exclusive or exclusive basis. In stock photography RM is one of the four common licenses or business models together with royalty-free, subscription and micro.

Some of Fielding’s rights managed licensing work can be seen here.

Free Photography Magazine

The free photography magazine available to download or view online has been produced and offered by Arcangel as part of an ongoing series of free publications highlighting artists in who license artwork and photographs through the Arcangel agency to the publishing industry.  Designer and image buyers looking for high quality imagery with a unique perspective can browse through this carefully curated collection at the new Arcangel website or browse the free subject and artist publications offered on the “Inspire” site at http://www.arcangel-inspire.com/
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Edward Fielding’s Arcangel collection can also be purchased for individual use as greeting cards, wall art, framed art and photographic canvas or metal prints from the Arcangel Collections on Fine Art America.

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The free photography portfolio magazine featuring selections of work by fine art photographer Edward M. Fielding, from his 500+ image portfolio with specialty stock agency Arcangel is available to professional image buyers as well as simply those who enjoy quality photography.

Feel free to download and share this free photography magazine with your friends and colleagues.

Food Styling Book Review

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I just got my copy of Food Styling: The Art of Preparing Food for the Camera by Delores Custer and its one hefty book. Considered by many in the food photography and food styling industry to be the bible of food styling, Custer puts over 30 years of experience into what could be considered a textbook for anyone interested in entering the field.

At just shy of 400 pages, this book is packed with so much information that there is value for anyone from a “do it yourself” food blogger to someone interested in a career as a food stylist to professional photographers wanting to work with major clients on big production food assignments.

I myself shoot a lot of food stock and fine art food related still life photographs, so I’m always up for learning some new tricks.  Plus my wife and I are fooling around with a new food blog – 325 degrees.

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Delores Custer has had an amazing career, working with the big names like Julie Childs and TV shows like the network morning shows as well has local and national advertising campaigns. In the book she not only shares her hard earned tips for shooting everything from bacon (and how to get those perfect waves) to ice cream be it fake or real.

There is hardly and blank white space in this book. No fluff. No filler. Its 400 pages of dense material from the practical to the entertaining. No space is wasted. She starts out with an overview of the industry and the business side of food styling. And then goes into the day to day job of the food stylist (basically getting the food to look great for the camera), tools of the trade, overcoming challenge foods, and then tips for chefs, caterers and bloggers who want to stylize their own food and lastly a review of food trends. At the end of the book there is a glossary and extensive index as well as resource list.

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Basically if you could pick clean the brain of a professional food stylist with tons of experience and a client list of all the top brands, this is the result. Its a wonderful reference book.

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This book shows you how to make perfect eggs for the camera

I say reference book because there are parts of the book you will read through to get the background on the industry and the job, and the rest of the book you will be referring to when certain situations come up, like photographing sandwiches or something. Like a good cookbook, this book will sit on the shelf and be taken down time and again for reference, if it doesn’t just sit on the coffee table for years.

 

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Behind every mouthwatering image of food is a dedicated food stylist whose job it is to consider, plan, and perfect every detail from the curve of an apple stem to the fan of a shrimp tail.In Food Styling, master stylist Delores Custer presents the definitive reference in the field—complete with detailed information on essential tools and useful equipment, step-by-step guidance on achieving the perfect shot, and a wealth of tried-and-true techniques for everything from voluminous frostings to mile-high sandwiches. Based on her thirty years of experience styling for advertising, magazines, books, television, and film, Custer shares her expert guidance on how to achieve stunning visual perfection for all media.
Chapter by Chapter

Chapter highlights include:

-Food Styling Overview
-The Medium is Everything
-Your Food Styling Teammates
-You Got the Job…Now What?
-Prepping the Assignment
-At the Shoot
-About Photography
-The Basics of Propping
-The Basics of Tv & Film Production Work
-The Food Stylists Tools of the Trade
-Working with the Food
-The Business of Food Styling
-Beyond Food Styling
-Tips for Chefs, Caterers, and Others who want to Style their Food
-Reviewing the Last Fifty/sixty years of Food styling and photography

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Recommended books for Food Photography

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Here is a collection of great books to get you started on your food photography and food styling for food bloggers, amateurs and professional photographers wishing to take better food photographs.

Food Styling: The Art of Preparing Food for the Camera

Based on her 30 years of experience in food styling for advertising, magazines, books, and films, Delores Custer presents the definitive lifelong reference on food styling-complete with lists of handy tools and vital equipment, recipes for artificial foods, and guidelines for running a successful food styling business.

Full of ingenious advice on styling in any media and packed with full-color photographs, Food Styling reveals every trick of the trade, from making a beverage appear to sweat to producing those perfect grill marks on meat without a grill. Filled with resources and organized in a simple problem-and-solution format, this is an ideal resource for both experienced foods styling pros and first-timers alike.

  • This is the only book of its kind on the market, shedding light on the art and craft of food styling
  • More than 300 full-color photos reveal the process of styling and the spectacular results, teaching and inspiring anyone interested in food and how it is presented in media
  • The book features a timeline of 60 years of food styling, a glossary of important terms, and a listing of vital styling resources
  • The only book the aspiring or professional food stylist will ever need, this exceptionally thorough resource covers challenges from flawless fried chicken to fluffy, cloudlike cake frostings-and everything in between

Whether you’re looking to break into the food styling business or just touch up on the latest and most effective techniques, Food Styling is the ultimate guide to creating stunning culinary visuals.

Food Styling: The Art of Preparing Food for the Camera

Tips and techniques for making food look good—before it tastes good!

Food photography is on the rise, with the millions of food bloggers around the word as well as foodies who document their meals or small business owners who are interested in cutting costs by styling and photographing their own menu items, and this book should serve as your first course in food photography. Discover how the food stylist exercises unique techniques to make the food look attractive in the finished product. You’ll get a taste of the visual know-how that is required to translate the perceptions of taste, aroma, and appeal into a stunning, lavish finished photograph.

  • Takes you through the art and techniques of appetizing food photography for everyone from foodies to food bloggers to small business owners looking to photograph their food themselves
  • Whets your appetite with delicious advice on food styling, lighting, arrangement, and more
  • Author is a successful food blogger who has become a well-known resource for fellow bloggers who are struggling with capturing appetizing images of their creations

 

Food Styling for Photographers: A Guide to Creating Your Own Appetizing Art

“You eat with your eyes first,” and no one turns a photograph of food into a culinary masterpiece like a food stylist. Food Styling for Photographers is the next best thing to having renowned food stylist Linda Bellingham by your side. Linda has worked with clients Baskin Robbins Ice Cream, McDonald’s, Tyson Foods, FritoLay, and many, many more. Professional photographer Jean Ann Bybee has worked with Harry & David, Dominos, Sara Lee, Seven-Up Company, and more. Jean Ann provides a seasoned photographer’s point of view with helpful tips throughout.

If you are hungry for unique photo assignments and want to expand your portfolio, this guide provides the well-kept secrets of food styling techniques that can make your photos good enough to eat.

Each chapter covers step-by-step instructions with mouth-watering photographs illustrating techniques for the creation of hero products that photographers at any level can whip up.

 

Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Are you a “foodie” looking to take eye-catching photos of your culinary concoctions? Do you have a food blog that you’d like to enhance with better visuals? Do you want to create photos that conjure up the flavors of your favorite foods but lack the photographic technique to make it happen? Then this book is for you!

In Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, photographer Nicole Young dishes up the basics on getting the right camera equipment–lights, lenses, reflectors, etc.–and takes you through the key photographic principles of aperture, ISO, and shutter speed. She then discusses lighting and composition and shows how to style food using props, fabrics, and tabletops. Finally, she explains how to improve your photos through sharpening, color enhancement, and other editing techniques. Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book offers the practical advice and expert shooting tips you need to get the food images you want every time you pick up your camera.

Food Stylist’s Handbook, The

Acclaimed food stylist Denise Vivaldo shares the tips and secrets of the trade with cooks who want to become master stylists. It takes a steady hand to arrange the chocolate curls and drizzle the caramel sauce in elaborate designs on top of that sumptuous tiered cake. Whether for food blogs, television, books, magazines, movies, menus, or advertising, food stylists and photographers learn to slice, plate, tweak, and arrange so the dish becomes less a bit of food and more the work of an artisan.

 
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Newly Licensed: Indian Summer Back Cover

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I just recently licensed this image of freshly picked apples for use on the back cover of the UK release of Marcia Willett’s new book, “Indian Summer” to be on the shelves this September 25, 2014.

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Some memories are best forgotten . . . Some won’t ever go away . . .

For retired actor Sir Mungo, his quiet, home village in Devon provides a perfect setting. Close by are his brother and his wife, and the rural location makes his home the ideal getaway for his dear friends in London.

Among those is Kit, who comes to stay for the summer, bringing with her a letter from her first and only love, Jake, and a heart in turmoil. Years have passed since they last saw each other, and now he has written to Kit asking if they could meet again.

As the summer unfolds, secrets are uncovered that will shatter the sleepy community, and even tear a family apart. But those involved soon realize that the only way to move forward might be to confront the past.

For more images that you can rights manage license for your book project or magazine article, check out my portfolio with my agent Arc Angel Images here. http://www.arcangel.com/search?s=edward%20fielding

Codex Lethalis

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Codex Lethalis

Recently licensed this creepy image via my agent Arc Angel Images for use as the cover of the thriller by Pierre-Yves Tinguely on the “Mature” versions of the book on sale in France.

Cover art by photographer Edward M. Fielding

Book fans can order a print or canvas of the original artwork here: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/creepy-hooded-skull-edward-fielding.html