Food Photography: Capturing Food in Your Kitchen
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Food Photography: Capturing Food in Your Kitchen

With DIY Food Photography, you'll be taking better photos in no time with what you have in your own kitchen!
4.2 (943 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
27,053 students enrolled
Last updated 3/2019
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 4 articles
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Take beautiful photographs of food in your home.
  • Compose a variety of mouth-watering food photographs that tell your food's story

  • Create a unique setting and style for your own food photography

  • Control natural light in your home to shoot better photographs
  • Edit your food photographs to make them look even better
Requirements
  • Students don't need any experience with photography or preparing food.
  • Students should have a smartphone or camera that they can use to practice shooting their own food photographs.
Description

With DIY Food Photography, you'll be taking better photos of your food in just an hour.

Every lesson is hands on, and shows you how to use resources right in your home to create delicious, mouth-watering images. We'll walk you through the entire process, and we're available if you have any questions along the way.

Whether you're a food blogger, self-proclaimed master chef, or just an Instagram foodie, this course will give you the skills needed to take professional food photos.

Impress your family and friends with great photos of your food creations!

Steps to great food photography that you'll learn in this course:

  1. Pick the best location for your photos. 
  2. Prepare and style your food and setting.
  3. Light your food with inexpensive tools like a white sheet and $1 poster board. 
  4. Choose the best camera and settings.
  5. Compose 4 types of shots to get all the best angles.
  6. Edit your photos to make them look even more tantalizing!

Tell your food's story!

Our goal is to teach you how to take better photos of your food with any camera, wherever you are. After walking you through the basics, you'll see us shoot 5 different food and drink setups that will inspire you to take your own food photos.

Bonus: Everyone who enrolls gets a composition cheat-sheet that shows how to compose your shots.

Enroll now to get started! We can't wait to see you inside!

Will Carnahan & Phil Ebiner

Who this course is for:
  • Food bloggers
  • Foodies - anyone that loves food
  • Home chefs - anyone that loves to make food
  • Photographers looking to learn how to shoot food photographs
  • This is NOT a course about fancy studio shoots. This is a DIY food photography course for anyone that wants to learn how to take better photos of their food at home.
Course content
Expand all 19 lectures 01:00:29
+ Dive in to Food Photography
12 lectures 42:38

Welcome to the DIY food photography course. In this video, Will introduces himself and what this course is all about. We're so excited to have you on board and can't wait to see your new photos!

Preview 01:21
Join the Official Student Photography Group
00:44

Before you even think about snapping your photos, the first thing you need to do is choose the best location for your setup. In this lesson of the food photography course, Will gives you tips for choosing the best location in your house.

Preview 03:15

The next step in food photography is to prepare your food for being photographed. This includes setting up your food with a nice background, adding accents that relate to your main dish, and moving things around to look nicely.

Preview 05:38

When it comes to food photography, lighting is king. Lighting is very important for making your food look appetizing. But you don't need a fancy studio or expensive lights to get great lighting. We'll show you how to use what you have at home (or can buy for $1) to get great lighting.

Light Your Food
06:06

Before you get caught up on what camera model to use for your food photography, we'll show you how to take amazing photos of your food with just a smartphone camera. In this lesson of the food photography course, we'll also cover the benefits of using a more professional camera like a DSLR or mirrorless camera.

Camera Options: Smartphone vs. Fancy Camera
02:44

Here are the two photos, uploaded so that you can see and compare them better.

iPhone vs. Mirrorless Camera
00:18

For people who have a DSLR, mirrorless, or other type of camera with manual settings, this lesson of the food photography course covers the basic settings we use for our own food photography.

Camera Settings (for people with cameras that can contro manual settings)
03:58

There are 4 main types of shots that you should get with every food setup. In this lesson of the food photography course, we'll cover the basics of all 4.

Compose Your Shots
05:25

Make your photos look even better by editing them. In this lesson of the food photography course, Phil walks you through editing your photos. Whether you're using Lightroom, Photoshop, your smartphone, or any other type of photo editing application, we'll cover crop, color, and exposure - the three main ways to improve your food photos.

Edit Your Photos
11:10

It's time to take action. Join in with other students in this course, and practice the skills you've learned by taking a photograph of your next meal.

Preview 00:27
Get More Photography Resources & Tips
01:32
+ Food Photography Demonstrations
5 lectures 17:23

In this lesson of the food photography course, Will walks you through a live demonstration of setting up and shooting a food setup. In this video, we're photographing cereal.

Preview 03:47

In this lesson of the food photography course, Will walks you through a live demonstration of setting up and shooting a food setup. In this video, we're photographing morning coffee.

Practice: Morning Coffee
05:10

In this lesson of the food photography course, Will walks you through a live demonstration of setting up and shooting a food setup. In this video, we're photographing a key lime tart.

Practice: Key Lime Tart
04:03

In this lesson of the food photography course, Will walks you through a live demonstration of setting up and shooting a food setup. In this video, we're photographing tomato soup.

Practice: Tomato Soup
02:11

In this lesson of the food photography course, Will walks you through a live demonstration of setting up and shooting a food setup. In this video, we're photographing a beer.

Practice: Beer
02:12
+ Conclusion
2 lectures 00:36

In this lesson of the food photography course, we just want to take a moment to say thank you for enrolling in this course. Cheers! Here's to your success!

Preview 00:27

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00:09