Food Photography: Creating Your Unique Story

Leela Cyd, Editorial and Commercial Food Photographer

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18 Lessons (58m)
    • 1. Trailer

      1:01
    • 2. Introduction

      5:03
    • 3. Camera & Supplies

      7:36
    • 4. Lighting

      4:35
    • 5. Props

      3:37
    • 6. Preparation Images

      3:36
    • 7. Edit the plate

      4:46
    • 8. Back to Basics: Color & Shape

      7:57
    • 9. Tidy vs Messy

      5:49
    • 10. Garnish

      2:32
    • 11. Angles Overview

      0:48
    • 12. 3/4 Angle

      0:49
    • 13. 90 degree Angle

      1:01
    • 14. Macro Angle

      0:46
    • 15. Overhead Angle

      1:06
    • 16. Troubleshooting

      3:19
    • 17. Critique

      3:15
    • 18. Explore Photo Classes on Skillshare

      0:36

Project Description

Create a 5-image photo story of your favorite food experience

Camera & Supplies

  1. Assemble your supplies

    It's critical that you're always prepared.

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Lighting

  1. Always use natural light- no matter what form it is in!

    Cloudy weather works just as well as sunny weather!

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Gather Necessary Props

  1. Gather necessary props

    Choose items you already love!

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Preparation Images

  1. Gather the ingredients for the preparation photos

    Get together the raw ingredients for your food story and photograph them.

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Food Styling Basics

  1. Analyze the food plating

    Edit as need be! 

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Shoot All Angles

  1. Capture a close-up, an overhead and a 3/4 shot

    Put these together as a triptych. See what you prefer and which food looks best at each angle.

    3/4

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    close-up/macro

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    overhead

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Troubleshooting

  1. Troubleshoot if something goes wrong

    Alternatives to your capturing photos.

Self Critique & Final Thoughts

  1. Look at your body of work

    Self-edit. Sometimes you can do more with less.

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