Quirky Food Photography: Style and Shoot a Moment in History

Henry Hargreaves, Photographer and Food Artist

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14 Lessons (1h 1m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:40
    • 2. Project

      1:36
    • 3. Storytelling Inspiration

      6:05
    • 4. Concept and Composition

      3:00
    • 5. Supplies and Props

      3:55
    • 6. Prepping the Scene

      7:54
    • 7. Setting up the Shot

      4:04
    • 8. Shooting 1st Composition

      4:36
    • 9. Shooting 2nd Composition

      8:07
    • 10. Shooting with Lights

      10:12
    • 11. Image Selection and Retouching

      5:53
    • 12. Incorporating Text

      2:48
    • 13. Final Thoughts

      0:58
    • 14. Explore Photo Classes on Skillshare

      0:36

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.