Textured Toast: Dramatic Side-Lit Photography Staff Pick

Tabitha Park, Chocolate Photographer

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8 Lessons (54m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Planning

    • 3. Lighting and Scene Setup

    • 4. Avocado Toast Prep

    • 5. Composition

    • 6. Styling and Shooting

    • 7. Lightroom and Photoshop Edit

    • 8. Class Takeaways and Final Thoughts

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Project Description

Utilizing dramatic side-light, photograph an overhead flat lay shot. Use light modifiers like foam core to shape the light to your desired contrast level. Shoot, edit, and share your process with us!

The download link for the Thumbnail Planning worksheet is just to the right of this text block if you're accessing Skillshare in a browser. It is not currently supported through mobile.

If you're looking for exciting toast ideas, click here to go to my Pinterest board.


Here's a list of all the supplies and gear I used throughout this class. The Amazon links are affiliate links so if you make a purchase, it helps me out!


Black Foam Core Board (Walmart)

White Foam Core Board, 2 pk (Walmart)

White Banner Paper 30"x15'

Black Salt Flakes

Cameras and Gear:

Tripod - MeFoto Backpacker (Small size)

Tripod - MeFoto Roadtrip (Mid size)

Nikon D750 with 24-120mm Zoom Lens

Nikon Z6 Mirrorless Camera with 24-70 Lens

64GB SD Card for DSLR

64GB Sony XQD card for Mirrorless

XQD Card Reader


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