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Food Photography


Course

 

Key information

100% Online
Learn at your own convenience
23 Sep 2019 - 20 Oct 2019
Live online lecture session once a week
16 Hours of Learning
4 weeks of study - 4 hours per week 
Euro 550
All inclusive price

English
Course offered in English

 

Learning Outcome

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: 

  • Photograph food well for your intended purpose
  • Edit your food images
  • Apply understanding of light and composition to take the best photographs for your needs 

This course aims to enhance your photography skills and knowledge of post-production. You will learn to style a variety of settings for food photography and deepen your knowledge of light and composition.

 

Instructor

Nelly Le Comte

Food photography is Nelly’s passion! A graduate in Photography from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague, Nelly worked for various fashion clients and magazines before landing the job of Chief Photographer at a leading Dutch fashion, health and fitness magazine. Since 2006, Nelly has focused more and more on food photography and has built a broad client base including many of Australia’s leading magazines and book publishers, such as, Eat Well, Nourish, Plum, and Hardie Grant. Advertising assignments have included jobs for RFG, Brookfarm, BZYOO, Ink Gin, Sunburst, Zespri, Duck Creek, The Strand, Byron Bay Chilli Co and Elements of Byron. 

When it comes to food photography, Nelly works with both natural light and studio light and is a master of balancing both to create the best images for her clients, including the use of digital technologies to enhance the end product. Nelly now works from her studio, with a well-equipped kitchen and abundant natural light, in Byron Bay..

 

Who Is This Course For?

Food writers/bloggers, Social media marketers/influencers, food producers, chefs, aspiring food photographers, recipe/cookbook developers and restaurant owners who want to extend and deepen their knowledge.

Career Opportunities

Food Photographers, Bloggers and Social Media Content Creators.

 

For more information:

Here is the course outline:

Welcome & Orientation

Complete this short orientation to learn how to navigate through Le Cordon Bleu's Engage learning platform and upload required documentation.

Week 1: Food Photography and Editing Basics

Get started with understanding camera basics including, exposure, focus, aperture and shutter-speed. We will explore lighting sources and angles to effectively manipulate light. We will also learn editing techniques for food photography.

Week 2: Composition and Styling

Photograph composition and styling involves storytelling and setting the scene with props and backdrops. We will also learn about the rule of thirds and how to use negative space.

Week 3: Workflow and Efficiency

Planning the shoot, using inspiration and mood boards to build a scene is an important part of taking that perfect picture. We will also discuss tips for working with clients as well as techniques to photograph for graphic design.

Week 4: Style and Trends

Here we will explore photographic styles and trends including: light, high-key photography; dark, moody, low-key photography; rustic, country style photography; modern, clean photography; and art in food photography.

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Completion

The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion
Statement of Results - 2019
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