– Food Photography Basics
We will start by discussing the manual mode in your camera and how to use it. This way, you can get rid of the automatic mode, and you can decide what your photo will look like and not your camera. We will break down ISO, aperture, shutter speed and tell you which settings are helpful for food photography.
Eline from my team and I will teach the theory of manual photography in the morning. So we will get started right away, and you will get really well acquainted with your camera. And, more importantly, you will finally know what all the buttons on your camera mean.
I will also talk about the different lenses and tripods and discuss the technical aspects involved, such as tethering, taking photos with WiFi, editing on Lightroom.
– Use of Speedlite in food photography
You will learn how artificial and natural light can be used in the styling process. We will use different types of lights, such as daylight lamps and flashes. The different options for studio equipment and a list of useful equipment will also be discussed. This way, you are not dependent on the sun, and you can always take photos for the client.
– Styling and composition
What many people find difficult to understand is how dishes can be styled. How do I style a dish? Which napkin should I use? How do I place the cutlery? These are some of the questions we will answer. I will also show you how to change the scenes when you have to style different dishes, say 10, in a day.
I will also discuss tabletop styling and further demonstrate how to set the table for several people. I will explain which colours and compositions you can use to get a good photo. You will practice a lot yourself so that you can be more confident in your abilities.
– Photographing different dishes
During these days, we will photograph various dishes, covering everything from hot to cold recipes, starters to desserts, ingredients and drinks.
Do you think brown food or not so beautiful dishes are a challenge to photograph? Well, I am here to prove you wrong.
I will also show you how to nail those perfect action shots, what you need to consider when using hand models, how to tell a story with your photos, and what details you need to pay attention to. In addition to food, we will also photograph packaging material and learn how to create dark and moody settings.
– Online marketing
Finally, in this photography boot camp, we will review how you can sell your services. We will talk about marketing strategies and the growth of social media. Marketing coach Christel Verbiesen will guide you through the marketing aspect of food photography and talk about attracting the right customers.
As an added bonus, you will get FREE access to my online eBook, “A start with photography,” worth 26 euros. It contains a manual explaining ISO, aperture and shutter speed and details all the devices I use.
You will also get a goodie bag full of props for your food photography and, of course, a vinyl backdrop from Myluciebackdrops.