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Lighting for Food Photography

  • 8167 Cooper River Drive Colorado Springs, CO, 80920 United States (map)

Lighting for Food is a workshop designed to teach you the basics of lighting for food. I will teach you to use flash to light food photography.

Workshop is $60 per person

I will talk about white balance, JPG x RAW, the use of tripods, lenses, apertures, shutter speeds, light quality and light direction, modifiers, diffusers, angles, and food tools you need to use to compose and style your food for beautiful images that make you want to eat them!

I will explain how depth of field alters perception and desire to eat food and the two basic approaches to deal with depth and focus.

I will explain the basic set ups to photograph food, how to think about composition for food, explain the thinking process behind the scene, and how to organize the food and make it look great and gorgeous.

You get to eat the food after the photo shoot. I need to know exactly how many people are coming to buy all the food and materials for this class, so please RSVP as soon as possible.

We are having cheeses, wines, fruits, pates, tapenade, and crackers set up beautifully. This is a class where you will learn how to light food and prep the food for photogenic pictures.

I will spend about 45 minutes talking first so you can have the information necessary before the photo shoot. After that you can photograph.

This is a hands-on workshop. You will learn, take pictures, and eat.

We will use TRIPODS AND flash so you don't need extra equipment besides your camera, your macro or zoom lens,  and a tripod.

Suggested equipment: 

Lenses: a 50mm fixed lens, a 100mm fixed lens; macro lens 50mm, macro lens 60mm or macro lens 100mm; or a 24-70 zoom lens. 

Camera: I work with DSLR cameras. You need a DSLR with universal hot shoe so you can use my flash triggers or bring an adapter to make your hotshoe to work with the universal triggers. 

I will not be able to answer questions about mirrorless cameras as I don't know much about them.

Come get educated about something different than your everyday pictures. Meet more people, learn something new and have some fun. Your portfolio will say thank you.

You may get surprised with the amount of information shared in this class.

Not only will I talk about the technique and how to use lighting for food but I will also show you tricks about how to make food more attractive and the use of props and tools to make food beautiful.

Come learn some new tricks! Food photography is fun!

Call 719.963.0481 to register for this class. 

Later Event: May 7
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