WSP 88 — Digital Food Photography: An Introduction to Shooting and Styling
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 1 day
Date(s): Apr 7
Time: 10:00 am—4:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Mar 31
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Instructor(s): Erin Gleeson
10:00 am—4:00 pm
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Do you love taking photos of what you eat? Do you wish you knew how to use your camera better when taking those photos? In this one-day workshop, we will learn how to style and photograph food and how to use natural light to take dynamic pictures. Using digital SLR cameras (shooting in raw) we will shoot outdoors with a variety of different props. We will go over camera basics, including which lens, f-stop, and shutter speed to choose for best results. After looking at professional food photographers’ work for inspiration, we will discover how to combine surface backgrounds and props such as plates, silverware, napkins, glasses, candles, or flowers for a successful and well-composed shot. Whether you’re a food blogger or someone who just loves taking pictures of your meals, this workshop will help make those photos look even more appetizing and professional.
This workshop is for students of all levels. Students should bring to class their own DSLR camera and smartphone.
Erin Gleeson, Photographer, Cookbook AuthorErin Gleeson received an MFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York and has taught photography and Adobe Photoshop at the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Academy of Art, and The Art Institute of California–Silicon Valley. She is the creator, photographer, and stylist of The Forest Feast blog and cookbook series (theforestfeast.com, @theforestfeast).
Textbooks for this course:
There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.