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Continuing Education

Food Photography: A Natural Approach

January 17-21, 2014  Check for other dates
Jan 17-19 & 21, Fri-Sun & Tues 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Instructor Information
$650  Fee Breakdown

Please note: this course has Prerequisites


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Course Description

Food photography has taken a giant leap over the past decade. The look and feel of food on the printed page is being interpreted in a more spontaneous and organic way. The focus of this class is the creation of compelling food photography by learning to observe and approach the subject's natural characteristics. The class addresses lighting, composition, propping, and style as these relate to shooting "plated food," food in process, and ingredients. Students have the benefit of working with an experienced food stylist; one day of class time is spent at a farmers market in the city.

prerequisite: photo II or portfolio review

Class Prep

For the first day of class please bring an example of food photography that you find inspiring and complete the following assignment; shoot a well composed photograph of either a single piece of fruit or a vegetable, or shoot a cup of tea and cookie, muffin, or accompanying sweet. For the second day of class you will need to bring a camera, lenses (100mm macro and/or 24-70mm is preferred), tripod, cable release, an 11x14 black card, and an 11x14 white card.

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