Skill LevelBeginner to intermediate
DateNov 12, 2016
Time9am to 5pm
PlaceMoonshine Studios, Stratford, East London
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What it’s about…

Boost the power of your food shots and create even more mouthwatering photos with this simple course on food photography.

We’ll cover the basics of exposure, focus and composition, followed by how to control natural light, basic food styling, post editing in Adobe Lightroom and image setup for online use including social media and SEO, so that you can maximise the images on your blog.

Taught by Gavin Wren of Le Petit Oeuf, this class will advance your home food photography skills and give you some simple techniques to go home and put into practice.

Full day classes consist of four main sections, with a morning break, lunch and an afternoon break to grab a coffee, catch our breath, answer questions and have a natter about blogging. At the end of the day you’ll get a couple of gifts to take away.

There are hands-on practical exercises throughout the day and PDF literature for you to take away, plus unlimited freshly ground coffee, a selection of teas, water, fruit and snacks, plus a tasty, healthy lunch.

We will look at…

  • Camera care
  • Equipment & resources
  • Camera functions
  • Exposure
  • Aperture, shutter speed and film Speed (ISO)
  • Metering & exposure compensation
  • Focussing
  • How to set up your camera
  • Tripods
  • Food photography angles
  • Composition
  • Food styling principles
  • Light directions
  • Backgrounds, foregrounds
  • Bounce cards, reflectors and diffusers
  • How to highlight food
  • Pour shots
  • Bright and dark styles
  • Lightroom editing & image quality
  • SEO & social media image setup

What you need to bring…

An SLR, mirrorless or bridge camera with full manual controls. If you have a tripod and 50mm (or equivalent) lens, bring them along as well.

If you have any questions about the suitability of the course, or your camera, please call on 020 3637 6657 or e-mail us on and we’ll go through the requirements with you. 


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