Make your photos look as good as your meals taste!
This class focuses on the necessary elements of successful food photography. Using digital SLR cameras and a variety of lenses, students will learn how to creatively approach food photography both in a controlled "studio" environment as well as in non-ideal, "real world" situations.
A number of key topics will be covered, including but not limited to: understanding and evaluating light, making choices regarding lenses, depth of field and camera position, as well as some food and prop styling. Through hands on activities, assignments and critiques students will gain a better understanding of how to tell a food's story through pictures.
Ideal for chefs and cooks, restaurant owners, food bloggers, critics, and those interested in still life photography, this class will benefit anyone with a passion for food and photography.
- Digital SLR camera
- Memory card (4GB or more)
- Macro lens (optional)
- Pen and notebook
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.
- Shooting food in studio & real world environments
- Understanding and evaluating light
- Food and prop styling
- Using depth-of-field to your advantage
- Sampling creative dishes
This class is designed for anyone who wants to combine their love of food and photography. Students should have an understanding of exposure and how to operate their Digital SLR cameras.