Photo Classes for Foodies

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Natural Light Food Photography for Foodies, Food Bloggers and Chefs

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Date: To Be Determined

Tasting Table LA has listed this class as a recommended event and CBS news also did a story on us!

Get control of your camera by learning to take shots like this using natural light with you camera set in the “manual” mode. A fun class for anyone interested in food photography. This class is tailored not for the professional photographer, but for those who want to create delicious and attractive images for their web sites, blogs and small printed pieces. Students will learn a variety of fun and simple techniques for preparing, presenting and photographing food. Class includes an actual photo shoot in the studio with natural light. Every student will complete a food shot with natural light with the help of food photographer Christina Peters.

Though we will talk about some very basic rules on working with food please know that this is not a food styling class. If you would like to learn more about styling the food you photograph please see our Food Styling and Photo Techniques Class.
Requirements: You must have a digital camera and have basic skills in its use. A laptop for downloading what you shoot in class is very helpful but not required.
Instructors: Christina Peters and Amy Paliwoda
Dates: To Be Determined
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - depending on the class sometimes this may go until 5 or 5:30
This is one full day class includes coffee, tea, light refreshments and lunch if selected below.
Fee: $365
Lunch Fee: $10 - not mandatory, please select option at checkout - if you choose not to join us for lunch please bring your own lunch so we can start on time after the break.

Location: To Be Determined


Please see our policies page for refund and cancelation questions.
Topics To Be Covered:

  • The photography basics from what's an F-stop to details about camera settings
  • Basic set ups for natural lighting - a back lit set and a side lit set
  • Using food as props
  • Composition
  • A few tricks for working with food
  • Amy will discuss using props with your shots
  • Camera settings for daylight using "manual" camera modes
  • Lens settings
  • What is white balance and how to set it
  • Camera angles
  • What is a fill car and how to use it
  • Diffusing daylight when needed
  • Basic equipment needed for shooting in daylight

Food blogger Lynne Hemer took this class and did a really great blog post about it on Cook and Be Merry - thanks Lynne!

We've had a very successful year. To read more glowing reviews see our testimonials page.

A special thanks to Cathy Arkle of She Paused for Thought for her great blog post on this class.
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Christina and Amy always do a demo shot before all the student start working on their shots. Here is the beginning of our demo shot with Meyer lemons.
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Here is a look at the classroom at Christina's studio.
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