Advanced Food Photography
Learn at your own convenience
|19 Oct 2020 - 29 Nov 2020
Live learning and discussion with the instructor each week
|30 Hours of Learning
6 weeks of study: 4-5 hours per week
All inclusive price
Course offered in English
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Build sets to take the best food photographs
- Work with studio, natural and artificial light
- Capture visual effects such as, steam, smoke, and the beverage 'splash' in food images.
- Use Lightroom, or similar software, to catalogue images and manage editing efficiently
- Use Photoshop, or similar software, to retouch photos like a professional to add lustre and shine to food images
Who is this course for?
This course is most suitable for keen photographers who have fundamental experience in photography. This could come from a previous course, having dabbled in food photography and styling, or currently specialising in another genre of photography.
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.
Food and restaurant photographers, food stylists, recipe developers, bloggers, social media content creators.
Here is the course outline:
Cataloging and Enhancing Images
2 hrs, 17 min
Meet Nelly Le Comte, your instructor. In this lesson, Nelly introduces you to how to catalogue, choose and enhance the best image for ultimate results using specialised software.
Hard Light Photography
1 hr, 17 min
Learn the options for taking photographs in artificial light: when and how to use studio lights, and play with hard light and shadow to create artistic food images.
Bringing Images to Life
1 hr, 42 min
Learn techniques specifically for food photography that bring images to life, using specialised software (Photoshop or similar).
1 hr, 27 min
Use artificial lights from flash strobes to video lights to capture food images for specific purpose.
Capture Steam and Smoke
1 hr, 51 min
Learn advanced food styling techniques to create long-lasting steam and smoke and how to capture these effects on your camera.
Capture the Splash
1 hr, 21 min
Learn how to find the exact moment to press your camera shutter to capture the beverage 'splash', from cocktails to milk to yoghurt.
The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:
|Certificate of Completion|
|Statement of Results|