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Re: Advice re photographing food

The forum threw me off again. I don't want to have to log in every time. I clicked the remember me box.

A girl could get paranoid.
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Re: Advice re photographing food

Ah, good, the forum loves me again. Right, noiw, here's the result of those photographs.

5:2 Fasting and Fitness Easy Science in Layman's Terms eBook: Linda Gruchy: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store 5:2 Fasting and Fitness Easy Science in Layman's Terms eBook: Linda Gruchy: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store


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Re: Advice re photographing food

Oh wow, the links thing is better.
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Re: Advice re photographing food

If the cover shot is one of your Linda it looks just the job.
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Re: Advice re photographing food

Thanks chaps.

My link has vanished, though.

I'm pleased with the cover, though the baclkground is rather greyer than I'd ideally want. I wonder now if a wooden background would have worked better. But itr llooks OK alongside all the pthers of that ilk, and of course, it's a bit of a joke about apple-shaped.

Some photos worked better than others but I think they all made the points I wanted to raise, so that's pleasing. One doesn't look so good in B&W, but most are fine.

I do have an awful lot of rubbish and not-quite-rights to remove from my hard drive, now, though.

Most were taken in the pop-up tent but the fruit and the food pyramid were done outside when the cloud cover meant no harsh shadows. I was scared the birds would think it was for their benefit.
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Re: Advice re photographing food

you can sort slightly grey backgrounds with post processing usually.

I have done loads of "isolated on white " shots without the kit/ability to get it right in camera.

PM me if you want me to take a look to see if it is easily doable for your shots.
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Re: Advice re photographing food

I did brighten the shot, Sponner, but decided I was losing the contrast between apple and background so decided that was a suitable compromise. If the background was too white it would get lost on the Amazon page and I'd have had to frame it.

I might have a bash but hate changing things like that once they're published because KDP can be a bit of a moody beast.

I will PM you because it would make sense to have a better version for when I do make changes. I am out much of today, though.

I did use exposure compensation but again, not quite enough perhaps. You'd think I'd have known after the smnow day.
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7th October is my "Fastiversary".
A year ago I did my first ever fast day in an effort to lose the "writer's bum" which had been getting broader every year. I joined Kate Harrison's 5:2 Facebook Group and started to lose weight through intermittent fasting.
Previous attempts to lose weight have always failed for me, basically due to the regime being too hard to maintain. Not so 5:2. A year later and nearly 3 stone lighter, I am still following 5:2 and still losing weight slowly. In that year, most of the time I haven't counted calories or restricted my food type or quantities in any way. Some of the time I have restricted my intake to 500kcals. This approach goes against the received wisdom, but that same received wisdom has seen the Western World getting fatter and fatter.
This method works for thousands of people.
In the Facebook Group I found myself constantly explaining aspects of health and fitness in easy to understand terms, and decided to put these analogies into book form to supplement Kate Harrison's book on the 5;2 dietary approach.

To celebrate my Fastiversary I have scheduled 5:2 Fasting and Fitness Easy Science in Layman's Terms to go free from 7th to 9th October.
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Re: Advice re photographing food

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7th October is my "Fastiversary".
A year ago I did my first ever fast day in an effort to lose the "writer's bum" which had been getting broader every year. I joined Kate Harrison's 5:2 Facebook Group and started to lose weight through intermittent fasting.
Previous attempts to lose weight have always failed for me, basically due to the regime being too hard to maintain. Not so 5:2. A year later and nearly 3 stone lighter, I am still following 5:2 and still losing weight slowly. In that year, most of the time I haven't counted calories or restricted my food type or quantities in any way. Some of the time I have restricted my intake to 500kcals. This approach goes against the received wisdom, but that same received wisdom has seen the Western World getting fatter and fatter.
This method works for thousands of people.
In the Facebook Group I found myself constantly explaining aspects of health and fitness in easy to understand terms, and decided to put these analogies into book form to supplement Kate Harrison's book on the 5;2 dietary approach.

To celebrate my Fastiversary I have scheduled 5:2 Fasting and Fitness Easy Science in Layman's Terms to go free from 7th to 9th October.


C o n g r a t u l a t i o n 's ! Well Done


Really Great for YOU and your family !


Apparently half the reason we are "fatter" by average is the hormones in meat and the water the other 50% is food is cheap and too many overeat (only overeating the wrong food )

I have gone from 12.3 St to 10.6 St I must look at that Facebook page ... and I know how darned hard it is Walking briskly for 10 miles x 3 times a week is working well - but the dogs now going to his bed as soon as I pick up my walking boots and his lead
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Re: Advice re photographing food

ooh! just seen your book on 5:2 and its kindle free today off to get it

I developed a not working at all Thyroid and after 2 years got back to size 12 from 22 - tonnes rather miles of walking and cycling THEN along come the Men stop time and WHAM! on goes the weight ...

Now back to 12 and 10.6 with just walking and cycling but added Debbie Siebers workout evenings watching TV doing sit ups to get down to 10 by Christmas - this one
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Hope you find the book interesting Chevvy.

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Linda, loving the book ! Just read about "Tom" and that door shame ... not found the answer to my questions yet ... but shall read more later (after late lunch, but instead of Rst. pots & parsnips; just rst.pork and half a baked jkt pot and some gravy ... after reading your book ) and less on a smaller plate
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Sorry I haven't been back sooner, Chevvy. My computer died.
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arghhh! ... sorry to hear of that replacement expense ! ... not read anymore since ... Sunday ... work until 9.30pm and then I hit my Magic Bed
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It's not just the expense, it's the disorientation.
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