Food Photography

Designed for food bloggers, restauranteurs and cafe owners, food manufacturers

Food Photography

Create better images for social media and presentations.

On this workshop we will explore the creative world of food photography. Robin photographs professionally for food manufacturers, local restaurants, pubs and catering companies. Robin was placed third this year in the ‘Politics of Food‘ category, won the ‘Food in the Street‘ category 2017  and won a highly commended 2015 in the ‘Bringing Home the Harvest‘ category in the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition. Robin has been shortlisted every year since 2013.

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We will prepare a variety of dishes to photograph and the emphasis is on presentation, ingredients, composition, angles, light and depth of field to capture an image that draws in the viewer.

You will need your own DSLR camera, tripod and lens. Ideally something around a 100mm macro lens or at least a 50mm with a wide aperture (f1.8). A reasonable working knowledge of your camera is required, if you only use the auto setting with your kit lens this is not the workshop for you. From experience it takes me too much time to help people find their settings on a camera I may not be familiar with and a kit lens will not take the best food shots.  We will use aperture priority throughout. Please ensure you are familiar with or at least know how to find settings for:

  1. Aperture priority
  2. ISO
  3. Metering

Beautifully presented dishes will be prepared for you to photograph individually with Robin uploading to Adobe Lightroom to provide ongoing critique and advice to gradually improve your work throughout the day. Lunch will be eaten as and when it suits you and will be what you are photographing – just like on assignment!

Your images will be sent to you via WeTransfer within 48 hours of the workshop.

This workshop is limited to a maximum of 6 people.

Have fun!

Perhaps most importantly, as well as learning new skills, you will have had some fun learning in a relaxed and supportive environment. During the course the emphasis is on personal creativity to achieve the look you want.

The not so small print – please read.

It is essential that you wear flat shoes with a closed toe – this is for your safety and comfort, we will be on our feet most of the time.

It is essential when booking that you advise of any accessibility issues or allergies (please don’t list likes / dislikes – we all need to photograph the same food).  Rutland Cookery School is committed to being as inclusive as possible and we will do our utmost to accommodate you but we do need to know in advance.

Book your place on one of the available sessions below

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