Photo Classes for Foodies

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About MDR Photography Classes

MDR Photography Classes are held at Merseyside Studios in Marina Del Rey, CA. Most courses are taught by Christina with additional instruction from Christina's colleagues. We are interested in creating the best possible learning environment for our students and welcome your feedback.
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Christina Peters

Originally from Delaware, Christina came to Southern California in 1989 to attend Art Center College of Design where she earned her BFA in photography. Christina has been a working photographer for over 18 years with clients such as McDonald's, Burger King, Domino's Pizza, Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt and many more. Christina is based in Los Angeles but also shoots in Chicago, New York, Dallas, and Atlanta. View Christina's portfolio at
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Amy Paliwoda

Amy is a prop, tabletop and set stylist in Los Angeles. She began her career in Chicago over 15 years ago, and has worked with advertising and editorial clients including Saks 5th Avenue, Domino's Pizza, Martha Stewart and Lands' End to name a few. She loves the challenges of the job, from the scavenger hunt of finding or making the perfect props, to the creativity of realizing a vision for her clients. View Amy's portfolio at
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Liesl Maggiore

Liesl has been a food stylist in Los Angeles for the past 10 years.  She has worked in many capacities ­ from magazines, ads, TV & cooking shows to cookbooks, food packaging, commercials, and movies.  Although she knows all the ³tricks of the trade² when it comes to food styling, she is truly inspired by the natural beauty of food and the stunning & emotive visual imagery that can be created through food photography. Prior to becoming a food stylist, Liesl worked as a private chef in Los Angeles.