food and product photography skills
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: PS - Photography Studio
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Course Code: VY404
Duration: 1 session
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.
Michael Harding was born in Canada, where he studied cinema and photography at Concordia University, Montréal, before moving to the UK. Since then, he has created striking images of architecture, art, people and landscapes for international blue-chip clients for their use in editorial, advertising and corporate applications. Michael’s work has won many industry awards, notably being selected in the Eleventh Association of Photographers Awards and further receiving a Merit Award in the Seventeenth Association of Photographers Awards. His work was selected for a Highly Commended Award in the Deutsche Bauzeitung “Visions in Architecture” European Architectural Photography prize. His work has been exhibited in both the United Kingdom and Canada. Michael has been Chairman, as well as President, of the Association of Photographers (AOP). The AOP is Europe’s most established organisation for professional photographers, working to ensure greater recognition for all professional photographers, as well as working to positively influence legislators in the UK and Europe for the benefit of all photographers.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.