COMPOSe FOOD PHOTOS LIKE A PRO!

Finally Understand How To Create A Stunning Image

Introducing: THE RULE OF THIRDS COMPOSITION EBOOK & OVERLAY TEMPLATES

Learn where to place your food, how to use props, and how to build your visual story for a big impact

Do any of these sound familiar?

WHAT IF THIS IS HOW YOUR PHOTO SHOOTS WENT?

Finally have an idea and direction of what your photo is going to look like before you even start working on it.

Know exactly where your food items and your props should be placed on your set.

Have an understanding of WHY you are putting your props where they should go in your images.

All images copyright Darina Kopcok Photography

MASTER COMPOSITION FOR YOUR FOOD PHOTOS

Introducing

THE RULE OF THIRDS EBOOK
& COMPOSITION OVERLAYS

TAKE YOUR COMPOSITION TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Do you struggle with your food photography composition? Maybe you understand the Golden Ratio intellectually, but you’re still unsure of exactly where to place your food and props on set. Where should you put your main food subject? What props should you use? Which way should the cutlery be facing?

Rule-of-Thirds: A Guide to Composition for Food Photography will empower your creative process with templates that will take the mystery out of composing your food stories. Whether you’re a beginner just starting to learn about composition, or a more advanced shooter who feels stuck-in-a-rut, the 42 templates featured in this book will instantly transform your food photography.

Now, let me tell you about a brand new awesome tool to help you with your composition: The Rule-of-Thirds Template Overlays. What if you had a guide that literally told you where to put everything in your food photos? How much would that simplify things for you?

Darina has created a book that brilliantly balances a ton of theoretical value with helpful, tangible, actionable exercises. This book is a steal for the price and it won’t just leave you confused like so many online tutorials, but rather, it will nurture you into feeling confident and definitely more skilled.

Kristy

Author of Cooking With Cocktails and CEO of Peppercorn Creative

RULE OF THIRDS EBOOK
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

What's included in the ebook?

With this 110 pg, three-part eBook, you’ll have all the the tools at your fingertips to immediately improve your food photography composition.

Part I – The rule-of-thirds is only one compositional principle but there are others. This section goes over the principles of composition in detail. Artists have been using these principles for centuries. Now you’ll find out how to apply them to your food photography. Learn about the various patterns and symmetries that can emerge within the frame, and how to crop your images for optimal impact.

Part II – Case studies from my own work will give you a behind-the-scenes look at my creative process and how I execute composing my professional work. I walk you through my thought process when approaching composition, how I choose my lighting, and how I select props and backgrounds. 

Part III – A big part of composition for food photography is knowing where to place everything within the frame. This section of 42 templates will take the guesswork out of composing your scenes and allow your creativity to soar. 

The eBook also includes my BONUS Guide to Propping. The props and backgrounds you choose are a huge part of your composition and will have a powerful impact on your food photography. Learn how to curate a prop collection, where to source backgrounds, and what backgrounds and props work best in service of your creative vision.

Rule-of Thirds is a comprehensive guide to composing food photography scenes while keeping in mind the compositional principles. These principles are very well explained with loads of examples, case studies and images. What I love best about this eBook is that it has 42 composition templates that are a great guide to prompt your creative vision. This is unique and a bonus for food photographers who often struggle with composition.

Shibani

Food Stylist, Photographer, and Blogger at Pearls of East

COMPOSITION OVERLAYS
HOW THESE WILL HELP YOU

WHAT CAN YOU ACHIEVE WITH THESE OVERLAYS?

WHAT IF THIS...

COULD LOOK LIKE THIS?

Whether you’re a beginner or a more advanced food shooter, chances are that you sometimes struggle with composition.

These composition overlays are transparent PNG files that can be used in Live View in Capture One Pro. Compose your images in real time without having to second guess where to place your various compositional elements .

They can also be used with Tethered Capture in Lightroom as composition and cropping guides. 

Roughly set up your props according to the overlay, take a shot, tweak the placement and take another shot. With the overlays as a guide, you’ll instantly be able to take food photos that follow the principles of good composition without having to second guess where to put all the elements of your food story.

The composition template overlays also come with a bonus – the PDF eBook Getting Started with Tethered Capture for Food Photography. If you aren’t shooting tethered yet, this is the perfect time to learn how!

Christina here! The following products are using my affiliate links to my good friend Darina’s products. Should you choose to buy anything, I will receive a commission at no cost to you.

EBOOK OVERLAY BUNDLE + ALL Bonuses $49

OPTION 1 - ALL THE GOODIES

You Get Everything! This is a bundle with the Rule of Thirds Ebook, the Composition Overlay Template files, along with two bundles, the Getting Started With Shooting Tethered Guide AND the Propping Guide. 

This is everything you need to radically change your food photography.

Rule Of Thirds eBook – Has 110 pages, 7 case studies with examples that will show you how to create a beautiful composition.

Composition Templates  – 84 overlay templates in PNG file format. One set of overlays for each aspect ratio. 

Instructional Video Showing you how to use the overlay templates.

All THE BONUSES!  – With the bundle, you get everything above AND the eBook “Guide To Propping” along with the eBook “Getting Started With Tethered Shooting For Photography”.

PICK THIS OPTION IF you WANT EVERYTHING

YOUR BONUS GOODIES WILL BE INSIDE TWO DOWNLOAD FILES

PICK THIS IF you ALREADY
HAVE THE TEMPLATES

OPTION 2 - THE EBOOK

RULE OF THIRDS EBOOK $29

With this 110 pg., three-part eBook, you’ll have all the the tools at your fingertips to immediately improve your food photography composition.

Part I – Principles of composition explained.

Part II – Case studies of images putting these principals in use.

Part III – 42 composition diagrams showing several composition options.

Bonus – Propping Guide

YOUR BONUS WILL BE INSIDE THE DOWNLOAD FILE ON PAGE 42

PICK THIS IF YOU ALREADY
HAVE THE EBOOK

OPTION 3 - THE TEMPLATES

COMPOSITION OVERLAYS $27

The overlays are individual files of the composition diagrams that you can use while you are shooting so that you know EXACTLY where to put items.

42 Overlays – These overlay templates are PNG files and can be used in Adobe Lightroom and Capture One Pro while shooting tethered.

Two Aspect Ratios  – 3:2 and 5:4 ratios. Pick the ratio you need that closely matches your camera.

Instructional Video showing you what to do with the overlays

Bonus – Guide to Getting Started With Tethered Shooting

YOUR BONUS GOODIES WILL BE INSIDE THE ZIP DOWNLOAD FILE

The 42 individual composition templates are exactly what I needed to teach me how to apply the rule-of-thirds, the focal point, angle and orientation, negative space and so much more. I highly recommend this Guide to Composition to all who wish to learn or improve their skills in food photography as you are a wonderful teacher, highly skilled and an excellent communicator which is evident in the clear way you have written this guide.

Margaret

Blogger at Create.Cook.Share

GAYLE USED OVERLAY #3 TO CREATE THIS STUNNING IMAGE

“These composition overlays are genius! Adding them to my workflow allows me to quickly and confidently compose a beautiful scene in half the time.”
Gayle McLeod Food + Photography

FAQ'S

There are more than fifty software programs that allow you to use tethered capture. You need to look at each program individually to ensure they are compatible with PNG files.

Capture One is the perfect all in-one-solution for tethered capture, as it allows you to use overlays with Live View and completely control the camera from within the software interface for a speedy workflow.

You can use the overlays with any Live View software that accepts PNG files.

The overlays will give you a transparent file to work with in Lightroom. Roughly place your props on set, take a shot, and then tweak the elements of your scene according to where they fall on the template overlay.

In oder to save you downloading multiple files, the bonuses are INSIDE the files you get. The Propping Guide is inside the composition eBook at the end. 

The tethering guide is a separate file inside the Zipped file you get after the purchase. Open that zipped file to access everything.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Darina Kopcok is a commercial food photographer and educator based in Vancouver, Canada.

In addition to shooting for clients all over the world, Darina teaches at the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts.

She writes content for several photography education sites such as Pro EDU and Digital Photography School, and for her own blog, gastrostoria.com.

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