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Food Photography and Styling Course


A picture is worth a thousand words

Learn how to create beautiful, vibrant food shots with our three-day food photography and styling course. This workshop provides an in-depth overview of the key principles of photography, how to style the food effectively and using props to enhance your images.

Over the three sessions you will deepen and broaden your skills in lighting, composition and camera techniques, food preparation and decoration and prop styling.


  • Course Content

    Day 1: Food Photography Focus

    • Introduction into food photography and styling
    • Different types of cameras and their limitations
    • The basics of digital photography (Picture formats, Exposure (ISO, shutter speed and aperture), Lenses and focal length)
    • Specifics of food photography (colour, composition and lights)


    Day 2: Food Styling Focus

    • Food preparation techniques for food styling from a Le cordon Bleu Master Chef's perspective
    • Plate design
    • Use of props
    • Tips and tools of the trade
    • Developing your own creative style to produce a set plate to be photographed professionally by food photographer


    Day 3: Practical bringing all learned techniques together

    • Full day practical with different stations set up with activities, including: plated meal composition, bakery, pastry, Chef’s dish of the day task… 


  • Who is the programme for?
    • Trainee and professional chefs
    • Culinary professionals
    • Food consultants
    • Food writers and food bloggers
    • Aspiring food photographers
    • Aspiring food stylists


Usual timings:

  • 11.30am - 6.00pm incl. 30 min break


Entry Requirements: No prior knowledge is required.  Students will be required to bring along their own camera (preferably entry level digital cameras and upwards but point and shoot cameras will also be sufficient).

Please note that if you are bringing a heavy-duty camera, we advise to bring your own tripod so that it meets your cameras necessary requirements.



Price: 795.00£

Duration: 3 days

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