Artificial Lighting for Food Photography
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Artificial Lighting for Food Photography

Learn how to take beautiful photographs of food using artificial lighting sources.
4.3 (23 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
109 students enrolled
Created by Lindsay Ostrom
Last updated 4/2016
English
Price: $40
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 21 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Take beautiful photographs of food using artificial light.
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Requirements
  • You should have a camera of some sort. A DSLR is preferred, but the techniques can definitely be applied to iPhone and P&S cameras.
Description

This course is designed to help beginner photographers get comfortable using artificial lighting for their photographs. In the course, I introduce you to two different options for photography lights and show you three different ways to use them to light your shots.

The course consists of 14 videos that show you how I use these lights in my own home when natural lighting isn't available. After taking this course, you will be well on your way to taking beautiful food photographs using artificial light.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for food photographers and food bloggers who are looking to improve their photography in atrificial light. The course is intended for intro-level photographers, though limited experience with a DSLR camera is recommended. The course also briefly covers artificial lighting techniques for shooting with an iPhone.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 14 Lectures Collapse All 14 Lectures 01:24:19
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Start Here
1 Lecture 05:34
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Types of Lights
2 Lectures 09:33

In this video, I'll be showing you my favorite light to use for food photography when natural light isn't available.

Preview 05:19

Food photography lights can be expensive, so in this lesson I'll introduce you to a really (super!) affordable option that actually does a pretty darn good job.

Food Photography Light #2: 500-Watt Halogen Work Light
04:14
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Diffusing & Reflecting Light
2 Lectures 10:35

Diffusers can help make light softer so that shadows aren't so harsh, which can be an issue when using artificial light. I'll show you how to use diffusers in your food photography.

Diffusers for Food Photography
06:37

In this lesson, I'll be talking about how to use reflectors to bounce a little bit of light back onto the dark side of your subject.

Reflectors for Food Photography
03:58
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Using the Lights and Tools
9 Lectures 58:37

Finding a good place to set up is really important for artificial light photography. In this lesson, you'll learn what to look for and how to find a good place.

Where to Set Up
04:22

This video showcases how I set up my shots when I am using one of the Lowel Ego lights. I'll show you where to place it, how to arrange your food, and more.

Set Up: Food Photography with One Lowel EGO light
08:44

After showing you how to set up one Lowel Ego light, I'll take you through an actual photo shoot and give yousome tips and tricks on getting the prefect shot.

Demo: Food Photography with One Lowel EGO light
08:14

Using two Lowel Ego lights can definitely have advantages, so this video goes over how to set up a photo shoot using two of my favorite lights.

Set Up: Food Photography with Two Lowel EGO lights
05:12

Another demo! This time we're taking photos using the two Lowel Ego lights that we set up in the previous lesson.

Demo: Food Photography with Two Lowel EGO lights
07:04

Next, I'll show you how to set up the super affordable lighting solution - the 500-Watt halogen work light.

Set Up: Food Photography with a 500-Watt Halogen Work Light
06:26

In this video, I show you what my photo process looks like using the halogen work light (I use lots of diffusers and reflectors!).

Demo: Food Photography with a 500-Watt Halogen Work Light
08:12

Finally, we take a look at how to set up your artificial light for food photography wen using an iPhone camera.

Set Up: iPhone Food Photography with Artificial Lights
02:41

In the final video, I show you how I use my iPhone with my artificial lights to take great photographs of food in artificial light.

Demo: iPhone Food Photography with Artificial Light
07:42
About the Instructor
Lindsay Ostrom
4.3 Average rating
23 Reviews
109 Students
1 Course
Author & Photographer, Pinch of Yum

Hello! My name is Lindsay, and I have a food blog called Pinch of Yum. I started Pinch of Yum as a hobby 5 years ago, and I worked on it on nights and weekends when I wasn't teaching 4th grade. Eventually, Pinch of Yum grew to the point where I could take it on as my full time job. In the 5 years since I started blogging, I've learned a lot about food photography, social media, and blogging as a business, and I'm excited to share my knowledge with you.