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

    • 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


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.

59 of 59 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!





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.