A Private Membership Site Filled With Food Photography Video Courses,
Live Webinars & A Member Community
What if YOU could take beautiful food photos?
Benefits Of Being A Club Member:
Learn How To Take Your Images To The Next Level
I have already received so much from the club. I am a new blogger, and I have had my camera for almost 3 years and did not know about its features or how to use it. Overnight I have become a better photographer with your help and on my way to gaining additional skills. Even my tripod that I have had for the same length of time, I am learning to do things with it that I did not know existed. No joke, but my tripod allowed me to take overhead shots. I laughed so hard (big dummy) and I discovered this after taking one of the courses. So this club has been invaluable to me and it can only get better.Sharnette Walker
Who Started This Club?
Hi, I’m Christina Peters and over the past 25 years I’ve been a professional photographer. I actually went to school for it and have two photography degrees and won several awards along the way. I decided to specialize in food photography and have had the pleasure to teach over 10,000 people in more than 60 countries how to get better food photos. I wrote a popular food photography ebook as well called Food Photography Tips and Tricks; The Ultimate Guide 2nd Edition.
I started the Food Photography Blog in 2011 and that’s what led to teaching food photography classes at my studio in Los Angeles. These classes are what shaped the Club. All of my students taught me what to teach you by sharing their painful struggles with their food photos. So trust me, I KNOW what you are struggling with and I can help you work through that!
To the left: That’s right, I’m painting the steak! I’m painting it with oil to make it look tender and juicy. No one wants to see a dry looking piece of beef!
I love this Club. I have learned more here than in previous outlets. You are an excellent teacher. I am not afraid to not know things. I was afraid in other places to say “what’s that mean?”. I am not a techy person so navigating around the site is getting a little easier for me. (Like I said, I am returning to photography after a very long hiatus.) Kudos to you for doing this for “us” and making it easy as well.Phyllis Marcantonio
Food Photography Video Courses Inside The Club
As a Founding Member you will have access to the first 6 courses listed below and to each new course that we add every few weeks. Each course goes in depth with an easy to follow workflow so everything is very easy to find. You can also track your progress along the way. Courses are being made in the natural profession of learning food photography, with beginner courses first, then intermediate, then advanced.
Photo Equipment: Cameras, Lenses, Tripods, & other necessary gear
Future Food Photography Video Courses
These are some of the courses we will be adding – one new course every month. As a Founding Member your membership will never go up no matter how many courses we add.
Honestly, this Club is the best! I’m sooo happy I found it. There is nothing else like it for us photographers who like to shoot food. I spent a year and a half taking photography courses at a local university extension program (12 in all), and while in that community I couldn’t find anybody, teacher or student alike, that could answer any questions about food photography. No one did it. Since then, it’s been about the same. I’ve bought several food photography courses from websites like Creative Live. They’re o.k., I learned quite a bit from them, but there is nothing out there where we can get our questions answered on the spot by someone in the industry who is literally guiding us through this experience. We’re all busy. I know I don’t have time google this stuff, only to find out they left out a large portion of information. Anyone serious about learning food photography needs this club.
I’ve learn a lot so far. The first thing I did was take all the courses, even if I felt they were too basic. Yes, they were a little basic for me, but because they were taught specific to food photography, I picked up quite a bit of information. I remember having an “ah, ha” moment when one of the courses covered putting your camera into a “neutral” color space. Previously, I had shot strawberries where the color was way too saturated, and I couldn’t fix it correctly or figure out why it happen. I changed the setting and now my reds are fine. Seriously, I was ready to get my camera serviced until I heard that. Also, I’ve learned a lot from reading your answers to others as well. So, thank you again for creating this club!Teri Surratt
I am so excited to announce our partnership with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. A portion of every membership will go directly to them. Every dollar donated enables them to give four meals to those in need – just $1! It’s truly amazing what they have accomplished and I just can’t wait to see how many meals we can help them distribute. In 2016 they distributed 55 million meals!!! I will update our total every month with how many meals we have donated together.
2868 meals have been donated as of May 31st, 2017 from Food Photography Club memberships.
As a professional food stylist, I know what it takes to make food look amazing for the camera… anticipating what the camera will see. A while back, I landed a gig that required me to supply the finished images of the food and then it dawned on me that I knew nothing about how the camera actually sees the food. With what little time I had to spare, I tried learning about photography through books and internet searches, but those mouth-watering images totally eluded me. Enter Christina Peters. Christina has a way of breaking down the basics of aperture, depth of field, ISO, lenses, lighting, etc. into easy to understand concepts. After taking her course, a few questions and a lot of practice, my photography skills have improved immeasurably… so much so that I now have food photography clients!
Thank you, Christina, sharing your knowledge in such a comprehensive and understandable fashion!Jeff Parker
Who This Club Is For:
COMPLETE BEGINNERS: Are you just starting out? The Club is perfect for you. There are courses for every step of your journey in food photography from beginner courses to advanced and you can start with any course that you like. Though it’s set up to go in order, you don’t have to learn in any particular order if you don’t want to.
CHEFS & FOOD STYLISTS: How awesome would it be to be able to take great photos of your beautifully styled food? Whether you are trying to grab images in the kitchen with your smartphone, or get a beauty shot of your dish, photographing your food is extremely important to show potential customers what you can do.
RESTAURANTS: Maybe you own a restaurant or you work in a restaurant. Your customers will come running when you post amazing food photos of your daily specials and other menu items on your social media sites.
CULINARY STUDENT: Many culinary schools are having their students photograph their dishes as part of their assignments. If you can photograph your recipes, you’ll be way ahead of the class. If you decide to become a food stylist, you will have a huge advantage over others if you know about food photography.
CULINARY INSTRUCTOR: Gain more respect from your students with breathtaking photos in your teaching materials. Gain new prospects and train your students that the presentation is just as important as the taste.
CULINARY PROFESSIONAL: Do you have to photograph food or beverages as part of your job? Maybe you work at a cookware shop or for a PR firm that specializes in representing food clients.
FOOD COMPANIES: It’s now quite common for food companies big and small to have many of their employees photograph the food or beverage product that the company they work for makes. I’ve taught several food companies how to take pictures of their food. Or maybe you are bringing a food product to market for the first time and just can’t afford to hire a food photographer. This club would be great for you.
PHOTOGRAPHERS: If you are just starting out in photography and are interested in photographing food for fun, this could help you get a great start. If you are a seasoned photographer switching to food photography, then when our advanced courses are ready, you can jump ahead and go right into lighting, food styling and post production. There will also be in depth courses on the business of food photography as well.
As a Food Stylist with a desire to start a recipe blog I knew I wanted my site to include beautiful photos. The only problem was that I knew nothing about using a dslr. I couldn’t change my aperture, didn’t know how to set a focal point, and didn’t have a clue about lighting.
Luckily I met Christina! With her thorough instruction, patience, and passion for teaching food photography, my skills greatly improved. Not only is Christina skilled at teaching newcomers the basics, she also has the great ability to teach advanced techniques in a way which is accessible to anyone. With Christina’s instruction and continued support, my photography skills and blog continue to grow, which I don’t see stopping.Michelle Ferrand
What Comes With Your Membership
Assignments & Quizzes
DOWNLOADABLE CHEAT SHEETS
WEBINARS & WORKSHOPS
I love it !! Yes it’s helping me to get more confident with camera settings and buttons and what they do !! As a beginner, novice photographer I am quiet amazed at how generous everyone is with their knowledge and sharing their experience!!Nora McGurrin
30 Day Money-Back Guarantee
There’s a ton of content here and I’m sure you’d like to poke around and see if this is really for you. So you’ve got 30 days to try out the club. If within the next 30 days you change your mind and feel you are not getting the value you want, just cancel your account for a full refund. Simple.
We also make it easy for you to cancel or pause your account in the future too so you’re not stuck in any contract of any kind. If you pause your account, you can start up your membership again when you are ready to continue on your food photography journey in the club.
I think this club is truly amazing. You have brought together a group of passionate food photographers who are eager to learn and are willing to help each other, with your guidance, through this process. The lessons you have uploaded are very thorough, and even if I have knowledge of the basic camera use or photography techniques (thinking I could skip this bit), I still learnt something I didn’t know through your videos. Your calm and gentle manner makes learning technical things less intimidating. I love how involved you are with the club and the forum; you’re always there for us. Seriously, I don’t know how you do it!Monica Jiandani
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I cancel any time?
Yes you can! You’ll be able to cancel your membership to the club from your account.
If you cancel your account, you have access to the club until the end of your monthly billing cycle and we do not offer partial refunds.
Can I pause my account?
Yes you can! This is best for the monthly subscription. You’ll be able to pause your membership to the club from your account. Once you pause, you will have access to the content through the end of your monthly billing cycle. Then, when you are ready to come back, “Resume” your account and your billing will start over on the day you resume your account.
Pausing a yearly account does not extend your subscription at all. It just stops the system from renewing your yearly account until you come back for another year.
I'm a total newbie and know nothing about my camera, lenses or lighting. Do you have courses for me?
Will I have access to all the courses when I join the club?
Can I buy the courses separately?
How are the courses delivered?
The core course content is always available in video lessons that you can watch at any time at your own pace.
Live webinars will be announced in advance and if you are not able to attend the live webinar, it will be recorded so you can always watch the replay later.
I don't even have a camera yet, can this club help me choose which one to buy?
Will the price go up after I enroll?
What payment forms do you accept?
Do you offer free trials?
I'm so overwhelmed with my camera, I have no idea where to start!
I know I'm going to have loads of questions, how do I get them answered?
Will new content be added after I join?
I've already been shooting for a while, is there content for someone advanced like me?
Can I get one-on-one help with my food photos?
You sure can! Christina will be doing image critiques regularly so you can get real feedback on your images. It’s one of the best ways to improve your food photography. In the Club Room Forum there is one forum dedicated to getting your images reviewed.
If you don’t want public image feedback in The Club Room, then from your dashboard, you can submit images to Christina for review. This is a private email exchange with Christina.
Do I have to go in order of the courses, or can I do the courses I want when I want?
Why should I join today instead of waiting?
I have more questions - who can I contact?
I just don't know if I should do the monthly payment or the yearly payment.
Love the club and am learning a ton. I’m really enjoying the club room and getting to learn from comments on other people’s work and questions. The videos are well-put together and move at a nice clip with no wasted time. I love that there’s new content always being added.Autumn Hoverter
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The club is full of great resources and I have begun to tap in. I would like to thank you for your effort to pass on your knowledge and experience, it is so helpful.Mark Dunham