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Successfully Photographing Your Own Cookbook with Lori Rice

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Today we dive deep into photographing your own cookbook, the benefits of working with conscientious food makers and growers, and how cookbook photography is different than for online work!

As bloggers we often think about photographing food for blog posts... and sometimes even about writing cookbooks. But we often forget to focus on how photographing a cookbook can be a completely different experience. Whether you are photographing your own book or being paid to photograph one for a publisher, today's guest is the perfect person to help us out. Take it away Lori!

Listen to or Watch the Interview

This episode from the Makin' Bacon Podcast podcast is available on all your favorite podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Overcast, and Google Podcasts.

The video of the interview is also available on the Makin' Bacon YouTube Channel.

About Lori Rice

Lori helps food makers, growers and artisans style and shoot their own photos aligned with their brands. She creates content for major food brands, ag organizations and publishers. She's the author-photographer of two cookbooks, Beer Bread and Food on Tap, and her latest course, Cookbook Photo Academy, helps food lovers navigate photographing their own cookbooks while they are also writing them

Key Takeaways

  • Natural Vs Artificial Lighting
  • Mistakes Bloggers Make When Photographing a Cookbook
  • Plan Your Shooting Times
  • Your Fans Are Expecting What You've Been Doing
  • How to Pitch A Publisher on Photographing Your Own Book
  • How can a Photographer Work with a Writer
  • How to Start with Brand Work
  • Support Makers and Growers

Links and Mentions

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Transcription of Lori Rice Podcast

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Jason logsdon headshot Hi, I'm Jason Logsdon! I'm an adventurous home cook and the head writer and photographer for Amazing Food Made Easy. I grew my income to 6-figures by focusing on serving my Fans by providing massive value, and I want to help you do the same.
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