Cafe Photography for Instagram: Telling Visual Stories with Emotional Cafe Photos

Sean Dalton, Lifestyle Photographer

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9 Videos (50m)
    • Introduction

    • Cafe Photography

    • Course Project

    • Gear

    • Past Photo Critique

    • Common Mistakes

    • Preparing for the shoot

    • Shooting

    • Editing

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About This Class

Travel with iconic café lifestyle photographer Sean Dalton as he shares his process for shooting moody café and coffee shop lifestyle photos — the style that built his career as a professional photographer.

Having shot for several large brands and establishing himself as an Instagram Influencer, Sean has used his talents in café lifestyle photography to tell the visual stories of countless cafes around the world. This 37-minute, behind-the-scenes style course is fueled by his experiences and insights. Sean shares several of his secrets to success, including:

  • Identifying photo-genic and "Instagrammable" cafes and coffee shops
  • Preparing for photo shoots and gaining inspiration
  • Common mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Utilizing gear to capture the perfect shot
  • Telling visual stories through a combination of lighting, styling, and composition
  • Editing photos to enhance the mood and ambiance of the café setting

Whether you’re an aspiring freelancer photographer, café hopping enthusiast with limited camera skills, or professional food photographer, this class mixes technical information with foundational photography skills that appeals to everyone. See the inner workings of a professional café lifestyle photographer, and take your visual storytelling skills to the next level.

58 of 59 students recommendSee All

quite a ok class...
Sean is a really wonderful photographer and I love how in-depth he covers everything. Have already thought about reccomending to quite a few friends + am excited to complete the project myself!
Sarah Boudreau

Designer, Illustrator, + Content Creator

Thoroughly enjoyed this course - the content is well-structured and just makes the photography process less daunting especially for aspiring food/cafe photographers like myself. So much value here - thank you!





Sean Dalton

Lifestyle Photographer

Hey guys! I'm Sean.

I'm a professional lifestyle, fashion, and portrait photographer who strives to capture the true essence of a scene with my camera. Emotion and storytelling are two central pillars of my content, and I am always looking for new and interesting stories to tell via my camera.

I'm originally from San Francisco, California, but have spent the last few years traveling throughout Asia in search for new inspiration. 

I'm super active on Instagram...

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