Quirky Food Photography: Style and Shoot a Moment in History Premium class

Henry Hargreaves, Photographer and Food Artist

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13 Videos (1h)
    • Introduction

      1:40
    • Project

      1:36
    • Storytelling Inspiration

      6:05
    • Concept and Composition

      3:00
    • Supplies and Props

      3:55
    • Prepping the Scene

      7:54
    • Setting up the Shot

      4:04
    • Shooting 1st Composition

      4:36
    • Shooting 2nd Composition

      8:07
    • Shooting with Lights

      10:12
    • Image Selection and Retouching

      5:53
    • Incorporating Text

      2:48
    • Final Thoughts

      0:58

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.

61 of 61 students recommendSee All

A fun informative course, makes me look at PB& J in a whole new way.
Very interesting class!
Henry was a fantastic teacher by explaining his steps well and thought process. His shoot gave me lots of new ideas for my own work. Thanks!

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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 can come from anyplace and usually if it makes me laugh or keeps coming back to my mind without writing it down I feel I should try to make it. Once I decide to execute something the only hurdle is my own motivation.