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Food Photography & Food Styling

Certification in Food Photography & Food Styling

 

INTRODUCTION

Food Photography is a major aspect of commercial photography that deals with the presentation of foods for fast food restaurant flyers, billboards, Television cooking shows and Television commercials.

 

OBJECTIVE

The food photography course would teach students how to creatively imagine a food presentation picture to effectively represent the food items in a picture with an appealing and tantalizing look.

 

COURSE OUTLINE

  • The basics of Photography
  • Cameras and Camera settings
  • Natural light photography
  • Artificial light photography
  • Photo capture set up
  • Picture Framing and composition
  • Food styling for Capture
  • Picture Processing with Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop

 

By the end of the Food Photography course, students would be able to Carry out international standard editorial and commercial food photo shoots for magazines, food chains, food franchises and restaurants.

 

SOFTWARE/ MATERIALS USED

Laptops with Adobe Light room & Photoshop

A DSLR Camera with lenses.

 

CAREER OPTIONS AFTER COURSE

Students who complete this course have the following career options

Food Photographer

Duration: 02 Months (02 Classes in a Week, 04 Hours per class with Hands on Teaching & Live Shoot Situations)

Classes to be held on Monday and Friday of the week

 

Course Fee: Rs 45000/- per candidate

 

To be paid in 2 installments, first at the time of registration & second after a month.

 

Documents Required:

  • Proof of Residence – Adhaar Card Copy
  • 2 Passport size recent photographs

 

 

 

COURSE BREAKDOWN

 

MODULE 1: THE BASICS OF PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Understanding the basics of digital photography
  • Digital Cameras
  • Lenses and Focal Lengths – Choosing the best lenses for food photography
  • Tripods and Accessories
  • Camera Modes- Auto mode, aperture priority and shutter priority, Manual mode
  • File types (RAW and JPEG)

 

MODULE 2: EXPOSURE TRIANGLE & WHITE BALANCE

  • The exposure triangle – The relationship of Aperture, shutter speed and ISO in getting a perfect exposure
  • White balance – Setting the correct White Balance
  • Exercises

 

MODULE 3: IMAGE COMPOSITION

  • Rules of Composition
  • Using Focus to tell a Story
  • Using Depth of Field to create moods and ambience
  • Perspective and Angle – Various angles of Food Photography
  • Focal length, Lens compression and depth of field
  • Using Shapes, lines and colours to create stories
  • Controlling unwanted reflections in photography
  • Exercises

 

MODULE 4: USING NATURAL LIGHT IN FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Use of light in story telling
  • Front, back and side lights
  • What is Natural Light
  • Hard Light versus Soft light
  • Diffusers and Reflectors
  • Natural light sources – Time of shooting, nature of light
  • Exercises

 

MODULE 5: ARTIFICIAL LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

  • What is Artificial Lighting
  • What are Lighting Modifiers and Accessories
  • Lighting gear and studio lighting kits - Constant Light sources, Speed lights and Studio Strobes
  • Equipment setups- Studio lights and umbrellas
  • Off Camera Flash and Flash Triggers

 

MODULE 6: PHOTO CAPTURE SET UP

  • Photography work area establishment
  • Shot Plan – Planning a Shoot (Do’s & Don’ts)
  • Scene Creation

 

MODULE 7: FOOD STYLING FOR CAPTURE

  • Tools for Food Styling – Usage and contents in a Food Stylist’s Kit
  • Styling techniques for herbs and spices
  • Styling techniques for bread and nuts
  • Styling techniques for fruits and vegetable
  • Styling techniques for sauces, cakes and deserts
  • Styling techniques for hot and cold beverages
  • Styling techniques for main dishes
  • The use of paper towels, and paint brushes in food styling
  • Tricks and tips used in the multimedia industry for food styling
  • Props Styling to create stories for Photo-shoot

 

MODULE 8: POST PROCESSING IMAGES

  • Post - Processing of Images with Adobe Light Room & Photoshop (Workflow Setup and Controls)
  • Color corrections and image adjustments (Using Tools within Light Room & Photoshop)
  • Basic Photo manipulation and photo effects
  • Tricks and tips used in Adobe Light Room & Photoshop for food photo editing
  • Backup and storage of Images
  • Copyrighting images

 


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