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Introduction to Course3:27
Why Photograph Food2:03
What is your subject? What is the message of your shoot?2:58
Scout the location1:44
Gather your materials2:21
Recap and Review0:35
Create a storyboard and shot list2:39
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.
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Leela is so passionate about food photography that her excitement is palpable. This is a great class to pick up a few tips which can create the perfect shoot. My favorite tip was the white fill card. It was so simple, but effective. I can't wait to use the techniques I've learned in my next shoot.
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 editorial and commercial clients. She is represented by Redux Pictures in New York.
Leela currently works with The New York Times, Ten Speed Press, Clarkson Potter, Cooking Light, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Parent & Child, Kinfolk, Sweet Paul, Anthology, ABC, Culture, Edible Magazines, Lynda.com, Apartment Therapy, and The Kitchn, and Portland Weekly.