Food Photography: Creating Your Unique Story

Leela Cyd, Editorial and Commercial Food Photographer

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18 Videos (58m)
    • Trailer

      1:01
    • Introduction

      5:03
    • Camera & Supplies

      7:36
    • Lighting

      4:35
    • Props

      3:37
    • Preparation Images

      3:36
    • Edit the plate

      4:46
    • Back to Basics: Color & Shape

      7:57
    • Tidy vs Messy

      5:49
    • Garnish

      2:32
    • Angles Overview

      0:48
    • 3/4 Angle

      0:49
    • 90 degree Angle

      1:01
    • Macro Angle

      0:46
    • Overhead Angle

      1:06
    • Troubleshooting

      3:19
    • Critique

      3:15
    • Explore Photo Classes on Skillshare

      0:36

About This Class

Create and share a five-image photo story of your favorite food experience. You might be inspired by a recipe, a location, a getaway, or something you've always wanted to try.

Style, shoot, and curate a series of photographs telling a unique culinary story in this 30-minute class from food photographer Leela Cyd. Perfect for photographers, bloggers, and food enthusiasts, learn how to elevate single images into a full experience. Gather props, style dishes and tablescapes, master 4 fundamental angles, and seize the opportunity to grow your skills and food vision into a compelling, inspiring narrative.

Want more? Check the other classes in this series: Food Photography: Shooting in 5 Styles and Food Photography: Creating Your Unique Story.

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Great, must-know basics for every beginner.
Very clear instructions, especially for beginners!
Such a wonderful class <3 loved it!!

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Leela Cyd

Editorial and Commercial Food Photographer

Leela Cyd is a photographer based in Santa Barbara, CA. She makes photographs as a means to see, experience, learn from, and interact with the diverse cultures of the world.

Raised a block from the Pacific Ocean around a table full of artists and writers, she's forever been sharing stories and influenced by creative lives. Currently, she authors an award-winning travel/food blog TEA CUP TEA.

Leela shoots food, travel, interiors, and portraits for an assortment of editori...

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