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Taught by Andrew Scrivani
Online Class

Food Photography

From Plate to Photo
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Acclaimed food photographer Andrew Scrivani brings you a packed menu of invaluable techniques, focused on pro styling tips for delicious food photography. Learn how to use natural light to showcase the texture of a dish and add appealing shadows and highlights. Then, discover the perspective and lenses Andrew recommends to create an array of appetizing images. Next, find out how to choose an ideal “hero” product for a shot, and select complementary props and colors to develop context. Maximize the aesthetic appeal of your subject with techniques for preparing a range of food, and learn three ways to style chicken, one of the most complicated and popular subjects. Build two scenes from the table up as you learn to create intriguing, compelling compositions. And, discover trade secrets for successfully styling challenging dishes — including salad, soup and desserts — to set the stage for enticing images.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 4h0m

Included in this Class

1. Seeing Light

1. Seeing Light

Meet your instructor, acclaimed food photographer Andrew Scrivani, as he delves into the role of light in creating drool-worthy photos! Discover how to create attention-grabbing specular highlights, and why backlights and sidelights accentuate texture to create dramatic compositions. Learn to convey mood and tell a story in your photos as you capture highlights and shadows.

2. Camera Angles & Gear

2. Camera Angles & Gear

Discover the three best angles to shoot food from -- the iconic tabletop view, the interactive diner's view and the artistic overhead -- and pick up Andrew's tips on when to use each one. Then, Andrew takes you on a tour of the professional lenses he uses and offers recommendations for the inexpensive equipment and homemade accessories that will transform your photography.

3. Shopping is Propping

3. Shopping is Propping

Food is not only the subject, but can be a prop, too, adding invaluable context to your photos. Andrew shares what he looks for when shopping for food and offers several tricks for transforming less-than-perfect produce into top-notch trimmings. Discover how to complement the colors in your subject with accessory food props, and learn styling and scene-setting techniques for appetizing images.