• Jeff Shaffer, Food Photography

    Jeff Shaffer, Food Photography

  • Jeff Shaffer, Food Photography

    Jeff Shaffer, Food Photography

  • Jeff Shaffer, Food Photography

    Jeff Shaffer, Food Photography

  • Jeff Shaffer, Food Photography

    Jeff Shaffer, Food Photography

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Expand on your Food Photography skills.

This class builds on the necessary skills learned in Food Photography I. Students will use Digital SLR cameras to learn how to better compose images of food and create different moods with studio lighting. In addition to shooting, students will learn the ins and outs of processing their images using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for web and print output.

In addition to further developing these skills, there will be tips and techniques for food styling, prop choices, and background/surface options. Other topics to be explored will be photographing portraits of chefs and step-by-step recipe sequences. Through hands-on activities, out-of-class assignments and critiques, students will gain a better understanding of how to tell a food’s story through pictures.

Ideal for those interested in further developing their still life and food photography skills. Food Photography I is a prerequisite for this course.

Materials
  • Digital SLR camera
  • Memory card (4GB or more)
  • Macro lens (optional)
  • Pen and notebook
Instructor

Jeff Shaffer has been a commercial/advertising photographer and video producer for over 25 years. Together with his wife and business partner, photographer Dawn Smith, he has produced award-winning advertising and editorial imagery for clients such as Bon Appetit, Family Circle, Guinness, Heineken, Neiman-Marcus, Poland Spring, and Smirnoff. A desire to share this experience and knowledge has led to a second career as an educator and trainer. For more than 15 years, in both higher education and training facilities, Jeff has developed and taught many courses in digital photography, studio lighting and software. He has trained a wide variety of corporate, higher education, and government employees, as well as many individuals of all ages, careers and interests.

Topics
  • Shooting food in studio & real world environments
  • Understanding and evaluating light
  • Food and prop styling
  • Using depth-of-field to your advantage
  • Processing using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Sampling creative dishes
  • Aesthetics
  • Assignments
  • Critique
  • Demonstrations
  • Lecture
  • Lighting
  • Shooting
Who's it for?

This class is designed for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge of food photography and lighting. Students should have some experience with photographing still lives and/or food and an understanding of how to operate their Digital SLR cameras.

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Price

  • Non-members: $300 + food fee of $60
  • Members: $324

Date

3 Session Class
3 hours/session