Stop chasing the sun all over your house and finally learn how to use artificial light!
December 7th and 8th, Culver City (Los Angeles Area) California

Do any of these sound familiar?

You are rushing home to get your food photos done before the sun sets.
As you are taking pictures, it looks like the color in your images is shifting, a lot.
As you are shooting, it's getting darker and darker, and your food now looks awful.

When you don’t know how to use artificial light, you are a slave to the sun. It will dictate when and where you can take food photos.

Natural light is shifting and moving all day long, and so are the clouds. This will make your White Balance go all over the place in seconds.

It takes time to capture some images, so you are losing light every minute of your photo shoot when you use natural light.

Artificial Light Bootcamp 2019

What if you could...

… take pictures when ever you want, day or night without worrying about the color shifting, OR without worrying about losing sunlight???

How much stress would that alleviate for you with your photo shoots?



This is a two day lighting intensive workshop for food photography. You can do one or both days. 

Day One – Beginner – is all about Constant Light Sources

Day Two – Intermediate – is all about Flashes and Strobes

Both days have live instruction with shooting demos and student projects in the afternoon with a professional food stylist!

Artificial Light Options For Food Photography

Here's What You'll Get

  • Saturday: We will cover the principals and foundations of artificial lighting for food photography. Christina will go over your options for constant light sources (there are more than pictured above), and show you three demos with the most common, and easiest lights to use.
  • Saturday: After the morning instruction, we will break for lunch (included in your fee), then students will each take pictures of some beautifully styled food on various sets. This will be a great opportunity to do some portfolio building.
  • Sunday: We will cover the foundations for using flashes and strobes with your photography. Christina will go over your various options for strobes including speedlights, mono lights, and also studio strobes and how to use each of them. We will also cover how to mix your lighting sources!
  • Sunday: After the morning instruction we will break for lunch (included in your fee), then students will each take pictures of some beautifully styled food on various sets. This is another great opportunity to do some portfolio building.
  • You will get Christina's entire presentation in workbook form for each day you buy, so you can easily take notes during the trainings.
  • Christina will have several cameras and tripods on site to use if there are any issues with your camera. On Sunday - if your camera will not sync with any of the strobes we have - you can use one of Christina's cameras to shoot with.



You will be able to take your food photos when ever you want to, now that you know how to use artificial lights.


You will have more flexibility with lighting styles for your food photos so they don't all look exactly the same!


We will have three sets going with beautiful food on each that was styled by a professional food stylist for you to get some new portfolio images.

Bootcamp Day 1

Constant Lights
$ 797 One Payment
  • 8+ hour Bootcamp
  • Continental Breakfast Included
  • Catered Lunch Included
  • Entire Presentation Workbook
  • Portfolio Building
  • Only 8 Students!

Bootcamp Day 2

Flash/Strobe Lights
$ 797 One Payment
  • 8+ hour Bootcamp
  • Continental Breakfast Included
  • Catered Lunch Included
  • Entire Presentation Workbook
  • Portfolio Building
  • Only 8 Students!

Bootcamp Both Days

Constant Lights & Flash/Strobe Lights
$ 1494 One Payment
  • 16+ hour Bootcamp
  • Continental Breakfasts Included
  • Catered Lunches Included
  • Entire Presentation Workbooks
  • Portfolio Building
  • Only 8 Students!
Save $100

This is for you if...

  • You are a food blogger, chef, food stylist, restaurant owner, or photographer who needs to take pictures of food any time of the day.
  • You want consistency with your light so that editing your food photos becomes so much easier.
  • You need more time with your set ups and don't want to feel rushed to get your shot done.

This is not for you if...

  • You are not comfortable with your camera or lenses yet. We will not be covering food photography foundations - we will be covering the foundations of lighting.
  • You do not understand F-stop, Shutter Speed, ISO, and white balance as we will be talking about these extensively in the bootcamp.
  • You want a food styling class. Our food stylist will give us some tips, but again, the focus of this class is lighting.

“Thank you for being so generous with information!!! It is rare when professionals actually know how to teach. It was a breath of fresh air. There are a lot of classes out there of very talented people supplementing their income by teaching, and bless their hearts, they don’t have the words to convey their craft in an understandable way. Not only was Christina easy to understand but had the patience of Job when bombarded with questions.”

Christina Peters | Food Photography Blog

Your photography instructor

Christina Peters has been a commercial food photographer for over 25 years and specializes in making artificial light look like daylight. She is a master at lighting and wants to share with you all of her tips and tricks that she has learned over the years.

Christina has been blogging about food photography and teaching food photography workshops for the last 10 years. She KNOWS your pain points when it comes to lighting. 

Many photographers know how to shoot well. Very few photographers can actually TEACH photography in a manor that is easy to understand like Christina can.

Her workshops are very intimate with everyone getting plenty of one on one instruction making sure that all of your questions will get answered


Your food stylist - Kara mickelson

Kara Mickelson is an alumnus of UCLA and Le Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts. She is a professional chef, food stylist, and creative content producer.

She trained in Spain and Napa at the famed French Laundry and has worked as a food stylist with Food Network chefs Bob Blumer, Giada De Laurentiis, and many others on the talk show circuit.

She is an on-camera culinary expert and has appeared on the Halogen Network, Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, the pilot of Halloween Wars, and the OWN show. Before embarking on her culinary journey, she spent 15 years traveling the globe as a professional event and incentive planner.

Her attention to detail and creativity, along with her appreciation for photography and an artistic sensibility, are a perfect blend for editorial, print, digital media, and television work.

“This class was so instructive for studio lighting. The explanations and how to set up the equipment and styling of props and food were fantastic. I can hardly wait to go home and set up lights and start shooting! Thank you!!”


We have very limited seating for this bootcamp – only 8 students on each day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Each day is sold separately and each day is $797. We will start at 9:00 am each day and work until needed to make sure that everyone gets some portfolio shots.

You can choose to do one day or both. The cost for both days is $1594. 

This workshop will be at a beautiful photography studio at the Helms Bakery Building in Culver City, CA. Students will receive the address when they enroll for the course.

LAX is the closest airport.

The studio is about 7 miles from LAX, however with traffic it can take over 45 minutes to get there. If you are staying in Culver City, you could use Uber or Lyft very easily to come to the event. Email Christina with more questions at [email protected]

No, they aren’t. You need to cover your transportation and hotel costs. Christina would be more than happy to give you suggestions if you are coming from out of town. 

Each day you will get a continental breakfast and a catered lunch. Dinners are on your own.

If you are really struggling with figuring out your camera, it will probably be best to take Christina’s Food Photography 101 course that she has instead. We will not be going over the foundations of food photography in this bootcamp. We will heavily discuss lighting so you should have an understanding of F-stops, shutter speeds, ISO and white balance.

Absolutely, if you have your own speedlights that work with your camera, Christina can show you some easy lighting setups you can do with those. 

Christina will already have three setups each day with each set having its own type of light.

Please bring your camera, all your lenses, and your laptop if you want to shoot tethered. 

If you do plan on shooting tethered – you MUST have either adobe lightroom, or Capture One Pro already installed on your laptop. 

With this bootcamp, we are very lucky to have a food stylist work with us! Kara will be making our set ups as I am doing the demonstrations each morning. You will see how we work together while I show you how to use the artificial lights. 

Then in the afternoon, you will get to photograph the set ups as well. 

This way, you don’t have to worry about the food – we are just focusing on the lighting.

“Great space and hospitality. Fun, casual, no stress or snobbery about it. Christina made it accessible.”


We have very limited seating for this bootcamp – only 8 students on each day.

“Overall you ladies are awesome! You are easy going, nice, fun and you’re chicks! I’ve been learning this technical biz from guys and they just speak their own language sometimes. You make it simple and easy to follow. Thank you.”