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Introduction to Food Photography Online Short Course

Course description

The Introduction to Food Photography Online Short Course is an ideal choice for food bloggers and fashion, travel and photography professionals and enthusiasts. The course is designed to help students improve the quality of their work and take their interest to the next level.

Students explore current and future trends in food and still life photography and discuss the modern techniques used by professional photographers. The tutor, a senior lecturer and established professional photographer, will challenge students with an exciting food photography brief.

With guidance from the experienced tutor, students will find their way to produce high-end food photography.

Who should attend this online short course?

This online short course is aimed at photographers, artists, art directors, designers, bloggers, influencers, social media managers and entrepreneurs in the creative industries with an interest in improving their abilities in photography.

It is also an excellent fit for anyone new to food photography who would like to learn how to create effective food storytelling.

Course outcomes

By the end of this online short course you will:

  • Be able to create a photographic food story, including concept, planning and editing
  • Be more confident about your food photography
  • Be able to use your equipment

This online short course offers:

  • Expert knowledge from industry professionals
  • Opportunities to meet other like-minded creatives
  • A chance to join the conversation with a live Q&A
  • Opportunity to upskill and develop professional practices
  • Participants will receive a certificate upon completion

Available dates

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Topics covered:

  • Mixing available light with studio lighting
  • Creating a portable food photography studio
  • Using professional compositions and croppings
  • Changing depth of field
  • Using different lenses / focal lengths
  • Changing white balance and colour temperature
  • Preparing and photographing food
  • Working with chefs and restaurants
  • Creating and editing food photo-essays


To take part in this online short course you will need:

  • An up-to-date browser (we recommend Chrome)
  • Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended. The built-in microphone in your device would also be fine)
  • Webcam
  • Strong Internet connection - we recommend a minimum of 2 Mbps download, and 1 Mbps upload, faster if possible. You can test your network speed here -

Optional materials

We recommend that you have:

  • A good camera - ideally a SLR or mirrorless digital camera
  • A sketchbook
  • Food
  • A clean table top with good available light to work with
Meet the Tutor:

This unique online short course is ideal for food bloggers and photography professionals or enthusiasts with an interest in still life food images. The course is designed to help students improve the quality of their work and take their interest to the next level.

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