Food Photography: Prepping a Photo Shoot

Leela Cyd, Editorial and Commercial Food Photographer

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12 Videos (29m)
    • Trailer

    • Introduction to Course

    • Why Photograph Food

    • Research materials

    • What is your subject? What is the message of your shoot?

    • Scout the location

    • Gather your materials

    • Props

    • Setting up

    • Recap and Review

    • Create a storyboard and shot list

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About This Class

Create a storyboard and shot list for a food photography shoot that displays creativity and culinary delight. Share your work for feedback and inspiration from fellow students.

Prepare the perfect food photo shoot with food photographer Leela Cyd's fun, 50-minute guide. This first class covers all the details aspiring photographers and foodies need to know, from location and prop scouting to storyboarding and shot lists. Whether you use a fancy DSLR camera or a straightforward iPhone, the same organization and DIY studio tricks make a world of difference. By the end of the class, you'll be ready to host a shoot that makes your food look as delicious as it tastes.

Ready to shoot? Check out the next two classes in Leela's series: Food Photography: Shooting in 5 Styles and Food Photography: Creating Your Unique Story.


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this was so great and I was so excited to learn how to make a story board and I was so sad when the lesson ended!!! All the info was super helpful! especially from someone so well published and working all the time with clients!
Quick tutorial, inspirational. Gives you ideas and tips about how to become more practical on taking food pictures
Very good and clear instructions. Ecstatic that she included a segment on storyboards and checklist, but would have loved to see more on how to properly create one!





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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