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Food Photography and Styling Course


A picture is worth a thousand words

Compose beautiful, vibrant food shots with our three-day food photography and styling course. This workshop provides an overview of the key principles of photography that become relevant when creating beautiful food pictures, styling the food effectively and using props to enhance your images.

Over the three sessions you will deepen your skills in food preparation and decoration, use of props, lighting, composition and camera techniques.


  • 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
    • 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 at each 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



Next course dates:

25th - 27th March 2019
11.30am - 6pm incl. 30 min break

24th - 26th June 2019
11.30am - 6pm incl. 30 min break

18th - 20th September 2019
11.30am - 6pm 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)



Price: £ 600.00

Duration: 3 days

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