Three years ago, I wrote the first edition of this book (Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots). It was a book that I had in my head for quite some time, and Peachpit Press was willing to give me a chance with it. The response was so much more than I had anticipated, and while writing it (and throughout the years that followed), I became more and more infatuated with food photography.

Another thing that happened over the past few years is that my own personal style and attitude toward food photography has evolved and become much more refined. I light my food differently, use different props and plates, have taken a much more minimalistic approach toward my postprocessing, and use Adobe Lightroom instead of Adobe Photoshop. ...

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