Quirky Food Photography: Style and Shoot a Moment in History

Henry Hargreaves, Photographer and Food Artist

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13 Videos (1h)
    • Introduction

    • Project

    • Storytelling Inspiration

    • Concept and Composition

    • Supplies and Props

    • Prepping the Scene

    • Setting up the Shot

    • Shooting 1st Composition

    • Shooting 2nd Composition

    • Shooting with Lights

    • Image Selection and Retouching

    • Incorporating Text

    • Final Thoughts

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About This Class

Your parents told you not to play with your food, but New Zealand-born, Brooklyn-based photographer and food artist Henry Hargreaves has a bone to pick with that advice. In this 60-minute class, learn Henry’s techniques for crafting a visual story out of food and shooting it to perfection.

Recently inspired by a mysterious sandwich frequented by Elvis Presley, Henry walks you through his own creative process of bringing history to life through food photography — from sourcing supplies on a budget, to styling the food, to setting up lights, capturing the perfect angle, and retouching — all while embracing spontaneity to see how the cookie crumbles.

This class is perfect for photographers, art directors, designers, and anyone who wants to have a little fun with food. No prior background in photography is necessary. You’ll walk away with classic photography tips and tricks applied to a unique medium — and a mouthwatering piece of art to share.

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Very creative approach to storytelling and food photography!
If you need help finding inspiration, take this class! Such a different take on food photography and a great teacher! Thank you!! :)
This class is awesome. It's so different & really great to see food photographed in a unique way. Love the storytelling & all the tips. Thanks Henry!





Henry Hargreaves

Photographer and Food Artist

I'm an artist and food photographer based in Brooklyn.

I grew up in Christchurch, New Zealand and studied from pre school all the way to University there. Photography was always a hobby but I never studied it. When I began working in fashion in the early 2000s I wanted to be the guy calling the shots behind the camera, so literally went out and brought a camera and began to play and see if I could get this thing to take nice pictures.

I create visuals that appeal to me. Ideas c...

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