What is the course about?
This course is ideal for people who want to take appealing food and drink photographs for use in their blogs. As well as learning the use of a wide range of equipment and techniques in the food photography industry you will learn how to optimise your images for online use. Using our fully-equipped photographic studios you will explore photographic technique, equipment, composition, lighting and use of props. Please note some basic photographic knowledge is required.
What will we cover?
You will be encouraged to think like a food photographer and explore the best techniques to photograph a variety of different food and drinks. As well as camera skills and the creative aspects of food photography, such as composition and the use of props, you will explore lighting techniques to create mood within your images and some visual tricks of the trade. You will also learn about prepare and optimising them for use on your blog.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- illustrate how to use the camera controls and lenses to enhance your photography
- explore different techniques to photograph hot and cold food and drinks
- use lighting to enhance your food and drink photography
- produce and evaluate your own food and drink photographs
- explore a variety of food styling techniques to enhance your images.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a beginners’ course for people who are interested in taking better pictures for use on their blogs.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details