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Food Photography and Styling Workshop


This 2-day workshop will cover natural light food photography techniques, image styling and post-production, run by prominent food photographer Fran Flynn. On day 2, you will experience an on location shoot in a restaurant.

I attended the Adelaide Le Cordon Bleu Food Photography & Styling workshop 18. The amount of information received and actually taken in was incredible. There were people of all skill levels and I believe each one of us progressed in our own skills over the two days. Highly recommended and I can't wait to further my knowledge with Le Cordon Bleu again soon. Alexandra Kate - The Botanical Table

Day 1

9am – 4pm

            • Using natural light techniques in food photography & image styling; explore objects and surfaces, shape and form, light and shade, direct and indirect light.
            • Conception, organisation and realisation: examine different photographic approaches.
            • Choosing angle of shot, image composition guidelines, managing food preparation, props and backdrops.
            • Introduction to editing and post production.

Lunch is not provided on Day 1.

Day 2

9am – 1pm

On location at restaurant

Restaurant environment – photographic shoot:

            • Explore design and content – Individual artistic approaches
            • Food preparation, pros and backdrop
            • Trouble shooting + critique of images.

Following the shoot on day two students will be invited to a shared lunch at the restaurant.

This course is perfect for:

            • Photographers wishing to improve their food photography skills;
            • Food enthusiasts wanting to understand techniques for taking food images using natural light;
            • Individuals wanting to learn basic techniques for editing food images;
            • Individuals working in small food/hospitality/culinary businesses looking to do their own food photography;


Students must bring a DSLR, or SLR camera. A simple point and shoot camera (or iPhone) will not suffice. Please also bring or borrow a tripod, and laptop for viewing your images. Preferable for laptop to have editing programs Lightroom and/or Photoshop. All other equipment will be provided.

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