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PHOTO 55 — Digital Food Photography: Shooting and Styling

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Saturday
Course Format: On-campus (About Formats)
Duration: 1 day
Date(s): Oct 1
Time: 10:00 am—4:00 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Sep 24
Unit: 0
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Tuition: $250
Instructor(s): Erin Gleeson
Limit: 20
Class Recording Available: No
Status: Registration opens Aug 22, 8:30 am (PT)
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
10:00 am—4:00 pm (PT)
Oct 1
1 day
Refund Date
Sep 24
0 Unit
Grade Restriction
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Erin Gleeson
Registration opens Aug 22, 8:30 am (PT)
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Do you love taking photos of what you eat? Do you wish you knew how to make better use of your camera when taking those photos? In this one-day course, we will learn how to style and photograph food and how to use natural light to take dynamic pictures. Using digital SLR cameras, 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, and 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 course will help make those photos look even more appetizing and professional.

Students should have a digital SLR camera; mobile cameras are not recommended. Although this course is geared toward beginners, students should be familiar with their cameras before the course starts—ideally familiarizing themselves with the camera's manual.

Photographer; Cookbook Author

Erin Gleeson received an MFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts and has taught photography and Adobe Photoshop at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Academy of Art University, 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).