Synopses & Reviews
Discover how top pro photographers handle 20 lighting challenges
Photography is all about light, and celebrity photojournalist Bob Davis is a master at using light creatively. In this unique book, Bob and several of his high-profile colleagues, most of whom are Canon Explorers of Light, present their recommendations on 20 real-life shooting situations. You'll learn creative ways to use studio strobes and speedlites as well as natural light to achieve breathtaking images. Each example includes complete details of the photographer's goal, challenges of the shot, equipment used, camera settings, and much more.
- Learn lighting techniques from a group of leading professional photographers including Bob Davis, Bruce Dorn, Clay Blackmore, Eddie Tapp, Hanson Fong, Parish Kohanim, Ken Sklute, and Jason Groupp
- Features 20 real-life shooting situations with complete details to show how the photographer achieved the shot
- Demistifies how, when, and where to use flash (or not) to achieve amazing results.
- Filled with stunning images, informative illustrations, grids, and professional lighting tips and tricks that you can use on your own shoots
What the Flash is like sitting down to discuss lighting techniques with some of the best photographers at work today.
No one knows chocolate like Marcel Desaulniers, whose bestselling, award-winning books have made his name synonymous with luscious chocolate desserts. Now Desaulniers has created the ultimate holiday baking book for chocolate lovers everywhere, packed with full-color photography. The 72 chocolate treats and desserts you’ll find inside are guaranteed to draw oohs and ahhs from your family and friends, and many are also straightforward to make—which means you’ll have time to enjoy Christmas, too!
The cookbook that combines two of everyone's favorite things—chocolate and Christmas!
This is the perfect holiday baking guide, packed with 72 seductive and decadent chocolate recipes. Offering perfect inspiration for chocolate lovers and holiday do-it-yourselfers, the book includes tips and advice on ingredients and cooking techniques, as well as on packaging and shipping holiday food gifts.
Accessible enough for home cooks yet sophisticated enough to impress almost any guest, Marcel Desaulniers's recipes include such delicious chocolate treats as Chocolate Amaretto Terrine, Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies, and Chocolate Orange Cheesecake.
- Features 72 delicious desserts and chocolate treats along with 48 full-color photographs
- Includes Christmas gift recipes that are perfect for wrapping and shipping
- Written by Marcel Desaulniers, critically acclaimed author of the bestseller, Death by Chocolate
Christmas + Chocolate = Heaven!
No one knows chocolate like James Beard Awardwinning author Marcel Desaulniers, a name synonymous with luscious chocolate desserts. In I'm Dreaming of a Chocolate Christmas, he presents the perfect Christmas cookbook for chocolate lovers. Inside, you'll find 72 seductive recipes for every holiday occasiondelectable gifts, tempting treat platters, dreamy breakfast nibbles, and, of course, lots of decadent desserts. Delight faraway friends and family with shippable treats like Chocolate Gingerbread Snowflakes. Put a smile on the kids' faces with fun desserts like Chocolate Drop Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches. Indulge grown-up desires with sinful delights like Chocolate Mint Bourbon Creme Brulee. There's something here for anyone who loves chocolate.
Every recipe here has been perfected for ordinary home kitchens and everyday ingredients, so whether you've been naughty or nice you can tackle any of these recipes with confidence. Full of sweets that are easy to prepare, beautiful to behold, and oh-so-delicious to eat, I'm Dreaming of a Chocolate Christmas is the indispensable holiday cookbook for chocoholics.
About the Author
Marcel Desaulniers is the Executive Chef and co-owner of the Trellis Restaurant in Colonial Williamsburg. He is the recipient of many awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Culinary Institute of America, Food & Wine's Honor Roll of American Chefs, and the 1999 James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef in America. Desaulnier's books include the James Beard Award–winning Death by Chocolate, which was also the basis of a Learning Channel television series,the IACP Award–winning Desserts to Die For, Death by Chocolate Cakes, Death by Chocolate Cookies, and Celebrate with Chocolate.
Table of Contents
Home for the Holidays.
Baby, It's Cold Outside.
Been Nice Sweets.
Been Naughty Sweets.
Equipment, Ingredients, and Techniques.