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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


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.

43 of 43 students recommendSee All

Such an empowering and inspirational course. A really inclusive approach to teaching which installs confidence in the viewer. Great advice, tips and heaps of creativity and technical knowledge. So sad it's over! Off to buy the pre - sets and camera bag and anything else that's on offer! Come and see us in Singapore!
I really enjoyed your course! I love how you started out with critiquing old photographs and then continued into how you photograph. You mentioned that you put your images on a stock photography site. Which one(s) do you use? I have been thinking about it but have been getting caught up in the different pay scales and mixed reviews of people's thoughts on the stock photography sites.
Great class with very useful tips and beautiful example photos.





Sean Dalton

Lifestyle Photographer

Thailand based Sean Dalton is a professional lifestyle, fashion, and portrait photographer who strives to capture the true essence of a scene through his camera. Originally from San Francisco California, Sean has used his photography skills to tell the story of hundreds of people and places across the world.

Sean has established himself as a popular Instagrammer in recent years, and also manages a popular photography blog that appeals to those interested in travel, lifestyle, and fashi...

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