Learn how to do food photography like a pro!
25 Year Food Photography Professional Christina Peters, teams up with her favorite food stylist, Alise Arato and prop stylist, Amy Paliwoda, to give you this all inclusive online course so you can learn to shoot like a professional food photographer.
Food Photography, Food Styling, Prop Styling & More!
This online course will teach you everything you need to know to get started with your food photography journey.
What if you could….
… finally figure out what the heck your camera is doing?
… understand what kind of props will help your images instead of ruining them?
… be able to plate a dish beautifully so that your images looks like they are from a magazine?
… know how to use natural light to make your food look beautiful?
… save hours of editing time and have your images look great?
INTRODUCING: LEARN TO SHOOT LIKE A PRO
What you will learn:
- Food Styling Foundations For All Foods
- How To Style Soups, Chilis, and Stews
- How To Style Sandwiches
- How To Style Pastas
- How To Style Desserts
- Prop Styling Foundations
- Discussion about Cameras, Lenses, and Tripods
- All Essential Camera Settings Explained
- What is White Balance & How to use it
- 3 Easy Natural Light Setups
- How To Modify Natural Light
- Composition and Camera Angles
- Intro To Editing In Lightroom and shooting tethered
The image here is from the back light demo that you will see in the workshop.
Christina talks about the lighting and walks through how to do a shot like this on your own.
How would it feel if….
… you could look at an image that you liked and KNOW which lens was used?
… you could get repeatable results instead of an accidental great shot that you can’t reproduce again?
… people started asking YOU how you do your food photography because it’s so nice?
… you knew how to manipulate light to get the exact shot that you want?
… people started asking to hire you to take food photos?
What you will learn:
This course will finally get you comfortable with your camera in manual mode and using natural light for your food photos. The technical instruction is made easy to understand. Not only will you get to learn how to use your camera but you’ll learn several food and prop styling techniques, tips and tricks to make your food look fabulous.
We will talk about the best ways to use natural light to bring out the best in your food. There are three natural light demos showing you how to set up your shots for back light, side light and how to do an overhead set. There will be several food and prop styling demos as well.
This course was filmed live with a professional video and sound crew. We spared no expense – seriously, the production cost $30,000. There is a multi camera set up so that you can see everything going on, including close ups of what the instructors are working on.
You will see how the image here was photographed, propped and styled in the course.
who is this COURSE for?
- FOOD BLOGGERS – usually half of our students are food bloggers. If you have a food blog, you must have great food photography. If you start taking great images of your food, you could start doing sponsored posts and getting paid to blog. Many food bloggers do professional food photography as well.
- COMPLETE BEGINNERS and HOBBYISTS – Are you just starting out? This course is perfect for you. It will save you time by teaching you exactly what you need to learn so that you can get control of your camera, use natural light, and prepare your food beautifully. We’ve actually had several photographers do the beginner workshop who have experience with other photography disciplines and learn a ton about food photography.
- CULINARY PROFESSIONALS – Whether you are trying to grab images in the kitchen, or get a beauty shot of your dish, photographing your food is extremely important to show what you can do.
- FOOD COMPANIES – Christina has taught several food companies how to take pictures of their food.
You will also see a shooting demo of the image here in the course.
Christina first picked up a camera when she was 8 years old. After her 2nd photography degree, she settled in Los Angeles and has had a successful food photography career for 25 years. She has a wide range of clients from magazines, ad agencies, design firms, restaurants, food manufacturers, the list goes on. Christina has also been teaching food photography workshops since 2011.
Alise Arato is a Los Angeles based Food Stylist with 20 years of experience in Editorial + Advertising, Print + Motion projects. Her clients include major brands, corporations as well as editorial & boutique businesses. Alise’s extensive background in art & design + cooking informs a clean, balanced & graphic aesthetic.
Amy is a prop stylist and art director based in Los Angeles, specializing in tabletop, food and cosmetics clients, and have been working in the industry for 20 years. Amy’s work is fresh, clean, and witty, with the aim of inspiring the viewer in a stylishly approachable way. Amy loves to collaborate with a team, playing with visual puzzles of composition, and creating a narrative that tells a story.
WHAT YOU GET – FOUR MODULES PLUS TWO BONUSES
Module 1 – Food Styling
- Food Styling Basics and Foundation
- Styling Soups, Chilis and Stews
- Styling Pastas
- Building Sandwiches
- Styling Deserts
Module 2 – Prop Styling
- Prop Styling Foundations
- Picking The Right Plate, Backgrounds And Surfaces
- What Colors Work Best
- Using Props For Your Story
- Picking The Right Props
Module 3 – Food Photography Foundations
- All About Cameras
- All About Lenses
- Other Equipment Needed
- F-stops Explained
- Shutter Speed, ISO & Exposure Explained
- Camera Menu Items And What They Do
- Understanding Light and White Balance
- Other Important Camera Settings
- Formula For A Food Shoot
Module 4 – Lighting And Shooting Demos
- Tabletop Back Lighting Demo
- Tabletop Side Lighting Demo
- How To Use A Color Checker To Get The Proper Color In Your Images
- Using Natural Light Modifiers
- A five part Overhead Shot Demonstration
Bonus Module 5 – Beginner Editing In Adobe Lightroom
- Lightroom Menu Tour – where things are and what they do
- Lightroom Module Tour – where things are and what they do
- Lightroom Develop Module Tour – what each tool in the module does and how to use it
- Launching LR & Importing Images from Your Computer or Cards
- Setting Up For Tethered Shooting
- Organizing Files And Changing File Names
- Christina’s Favorite Editing Techniques On Food Images
- Exporting Your Final Images
Bonus Module 6 – Next Steps
This module talks about what are the next things you need to learn with your food photography journey.
Plus All Presentations
You will be given all of the presentations in PDF form to download so that you can follow along or if you prefer to learn by reading.
get a jump start on your food photography!
DIGITAL COURSE 7 DAY MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE
We give you 7 days to check out the program. If it’s not what you were expecting, just email Christina for a full refund.
LEARN TO DO FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY LIKE A PRO!
- 10 hours of video content ($999 Value)
- PDF Of The Course Workbooks ($149 Value)
- Natural Side Light Demonstration ($149 Value)
- Natural Back Light Demonstration ($149 Value)
- Natural Light Overhead Shooting Demo ($149 Value)
- Bonus Beginner Editing In Adobe Lightroom ($399 Value)
- Live Support With Christina On Weekly Zoom Webinars ($1650 Value)
TESTIMONIALS FROM THE WORKSHOP
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I Get Access To Everything Or Will You Make Me Wait Each Week?
This course is a little different from others. You will get immediate access to every module as soon as you register. Christina wants to give you time to go through the content so that when she does her live presentations with Q & A, you’ll be prepared with all your questions.
How long do I have access to the course?
You will have access for the lifetime of the course – so there will be plenty of time for you to do this course at your own pace.
What if I don’t have a camera yet?
Perfect! If you don’t have a camera yet, Christina will let you know what are the most important settings to look for when picking out a camera for photographing food.
What if I hate my current camera or think I need to upgrade?
Perfect! If you hate your current camera or lens, Christina might show you some settings on your camera to make you love it again. If you really just want a new camera or lens, Christina will let you know what are the most important settings to look for when picking out a camera and/or lens for photographing food.
Many students have taken Christina’s courses in the past thinking their camera was broken and it just turned out that one setting was set to something that made it very difficult to take pictures. The goal here is to teach you how to use what you have. Not to up-sell you into spending more money. Honestly there are awesome cameras that are $400. So, unless your camera is 15 years old, chances are, Christina can make your camera work for you.
What kind of support do I get after buying the workshop?
Currently Christina does not have live support for the course. However, please join her free Facebook group and you can ask her any questions you like and get image feedback as well. Just mention that you are in the course and tag her so that she will jump on your post asap. Click here to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheFoodPhotographyClub/
I still have questions. How can I get them answered?
Just email Christina with any questions that you have firstname.lastname@example.org