Food Photography: Shooting in 5 Styles

Leela Cyd, Editorial and Commercial Food Photographer

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11 Videos (21m)
    • Trailer

    • Introduction

    • Pre-Shoot

    • Airy Light

    • Dramatic & High Contrast

    • Bright

    • In Motion & Process

    • Lifestyle

    • Your Assignment: Pick 2 Styles

    • Critique

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About This Class

Choose two styles—airy, dramatic, bright, in-motion, lifestyle—and create two sets of photos. Each set should consist of three photos and convey a clear style. Share both sets to inspire, learn, and spark discussion with fellow students.

Capture all the stylized scenes you see in blogs, cookbooks, and magazines with food photographer Leela Cyd's fun, 30-minute guide to shooting food in 5 essential styles. This class dives deep into execution, empowering aspiring photographers and foodies with practical advice to maximize camera technique and up the artistry, mood, and tone of every moment. Whether you choose to extend your project into a full narrative or continue to experiment with single images, you'll love how this quick half hour breaks open a world of photographic possibilities.

Want more? Check the other classes in this series: Food Photography: Prepping a Photo Shoot and Food Photography: Creating Your Unique Story.


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I like the style on how Leela explains everything. Super useful, thank you!
However, I would have liked to see the pictures she was taking at the end of the shot. Even show her taking the pictures, so we can better visualize the angles. Otherwise, thank you for the topic :). Very helpful for beginners like me. Riley





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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