Finally master your camera, even if you've been struggling with it for years.
Food & Prop Styling 1
Join us virtually for a two day intensive workshop that was professionally filmed and edited. We will walk you through everything you need to know to get started with your food photography.
25 Year Food Photography Professional Christina Peters, with clients such as: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Bath & Body Works, Brookside Chocolates, Bumble Bee Tuna, Campbell’s Soups, Cici’s Pizza, Kraft, Libby’s, Marriott Hotels, Nestle, Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt, Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Burger King, Dominos Pizza, Whole Foods Market, Walmart, Weight Watchers, presents a new workshop…
This workshop intensive will finally get you comfortable with your camera and using natural light for your food photos. The technical instruction is made easy to understand. Not only will you get to learn how to use your camera but you'll learn several food and prop styling techniques, tips and tricks to make your food look fabulous.
We will talk about the best ways to use natural light to bring out the best in your food. There are three natural light demos showing you how to set up your shots for back light, side light and how to do an overhead set. There will be several food and prop styling demos as well.
This workshop was filmed with a professional video crew. We spared no expense. There is a multi camera set up so that you can see everything going on, including close ups of what the instructors are working on. Each instructor has their own microphone so you can hear everything as if you are right there.
Who is this workshop for?
FOOD BLOGGERS – usually half of our workshop students are food bloggers. If you have a food blog, you must have great food photography. If you start taking great images of your food, you could start doing sponsored posts and getting paid to blog.
CULINARY PROFESSIONALS – Whether you are trying to grab images in the kitchen, or get a beauty shot of your dish, photographing your food is extremely important to show what you can do.
FOOD COMPANIES – Christina has taught several food companies how to take pictures of their food.
COMPLETE BEGINNERS and HOBBYISTS – Are you just starting out? This workshop is perfect for you. It will save you time by teaching you exactly what you need to learn so that you can get control of your camera, use natural light, and prepare your food beautifully. We've actually had several photographers do the beginner workshop who have experience with other photography disciplines and learn a ton about food photography.
What you will learn:
- Food Styling Foundations
- Styling Soups
- Styling Sandwiches
- Styling Pastas
- Prop Styling Foundations
- Discussion about Cameras, Lenses, and Tripods
- Essential Camera Settings Explained
- What is white balance & How to use it
- 3 Easy Natural Light Setups
- How To Modify Natural Light
- Composition and Camera Angles
- Intro To Editing In Lightroom and shooting tethered
The image to the left is from the back light demo that you will see in the workshop. Christina talks about the lighting and walks through how to do a shot like this on your own.
You will have lifetime access to the digital version of this workshop and you will have access to the free, private, Facebook group for this program for one year. You will always have questions along the way and that is what the Facebook group is for.
Christina Peters – Food Photographer
Christina first picked up a camera when she was 8 years old. After her 2nd photography degree, she settled in Los Angeles and has had a successful food photography career for 25 years. She has a wide range of clients from magazines, ad agencies, design firms, restaurants, food manufacturers, the list goes on. Christina has also been teaching food photography workshops since 2011.
Alise Arato – Food Stylist
Alise Arato is a Los Angeles based Food Stylist with 20 years of experience in Editorial + Advertising, Print + Motion projects. Her clients include major brands, corporations as well as editorial & boutique businesses. Alise's extensive background in art & design + cooking informs a clean, balanced & graphic aesthetic. Always looking to stay current she is continually experimenting & researching new ways to reimagine food culture today.
Amy Paliwoda – Prop Stylist
Amy is a prop stylist and art director based in Los Angeles, specializing in tabletop, food and cosmetics clients, and have been working in the industry for 20 years. Amy's work is fresh, clean, and witty, with the aim of inspiring the viewer in a stylishly approachable way. Amy loves to collaborate with a team, playing with visual puzzles of composition, and creating a narrative that tells a story. Amy is also the co-owner of The Surface Library, a prop house located in Hollywood, CA offering tabletop surfaces and set dressing for food, product, and lifestyle shoots.
What You Get – Four Modules Plus Two Bonuses
Module 1 Food Styling
There are five sections in this module covering all the basics of food styling along with four food styling demos.
Module 2 Prop Styling
There are three sections in this module covering all the basics of prop styling broken down into three parts.
Module 3 Food Photography
There are seven sections in this module covering all the basics of food photography in an easy to understand way.
Module 4 - Bonus Lighting Demonstrations
There are two sections in this module. Christina, Alise and Amy show you three different natural light demonstrations from start to finish with loads of info along the way.
Module 5 - Bonus Beginner Editing In Adobe Lightroom
This workshop would not be complete without teaching you how to edit your images in Adobe Lightroom. This is the final step in creating beautiful food photos.
Module 6 Next Steps
This module will talk about what your next steps are with your food photography, what to learn next, and how to get ongoing support.
Get A Jump Start On Your Food Photography!
Digital Workshop 30 Day Money-Back Guarantee
We are offering a 30 day guarantee. If this workshop was not what you expected, just email Christina for a full refund.
- Entire Two Day Workshop In Digital Form ($999 Value)
- PDF of the Workshop Workbooks ($49 Value)
- Bonus Natural Side Light Demo In Digital Form ($149 Value)
- Bonus Natural Back Light Demo In Digital Form ($149 Value)
- Bonus Beginner Editing In Adobe Lightroom ($399 Value)
- Access To The Special FB Group Just For This Workshop For 1 Year ($499 Value)
- Lifetime Access To The Digital Workshop
Video Testimonials About The Workshop
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I have access to the digital workshop?
You will have lifetime access to the digital workshop. It will be housed on the Food Photography Club website.
What if I don't have a camera yet?
Perfect! If you don't have a camera yet, Christina will let you know what are the most important settings to look for when picking out a camera for photographing food.
If you still have questions about what camera to buy, just ask Christina in the Facebook group for help.
What if I hate my current camera or lens?
Perfect! If you hate your current camera or lens, Christina might show you some settings on your camera to make you love it again. If you really just want a new camera or lens, Christina will let you know what are the most important settings to look for when picking out a camera and/or lens for photographing food.
Many students have taken Christina's workshops in the past thinking their camera was broken and it just turned out that one setting was set to something that made it very difficult to take pictures. The goal here is to teach you how to use what you have. Not to up-sell you into spending more money. Honestly there are awesome cameras that are only $400. So, unless your camera is 15 years old, chances are, Christina can make your camera work for you.
What kind of support do I really get if I have questions while watching the workshop?
This is the first time Christina is offering this. Everyone who takes this workshop will have your own, private Facebook group for one year. So if you have question along the way, Christina will support you. So you won't be left on your own as you go through the workshop.
Raving Fans From Previous Workshops
Such a great class, not overwhelming. Felt like I had plenty of time to shoot and got help when I needed it. I like that you provided the food so we could pick different and interesting items. Learned some great tips on shooting as well as fixing images. Liked the format and structure of the class.
The class covered lots of ground and flew by so quickly. Both Christina and Amy are a delightful team, very patient. The class challenges you to think and consider which elements will work well together to create a beautiful composition. Its harder than it looks. The leave behind booklet will serve as a resource step by step guide to how to save files. Can’t wait to recommend this class to friends.
Great space and hospitality. Fun, casual, no stress or snobbery about it. Christina made is accessible.
Really enjoyed it and learned lots about lighting and color. Helpful information too on editing to fine tune and finalize pictures. Thank you!!
Thank you so much for the class. You and Amy are amazing and I walked away with so much more knowledge than I thought I would be able to get in one day.
Thank you for being so generous with information!!! It is rare when professionals actually know how to teach. It was breath of fresh air. There are a lot of classes out there of very talented people supplementing their income by teaching, and bless their hearts, they don’t have the words to convey their craft in an understandable way. Not only was Christina easy to understand but had the patience of Job when bombarded with questions. I was amazed at how she broke down Photoshop for beginners into bite site pieces. I have used Photoshop since it first came out and I still learned new things that will be very helpful to me with web optimizing. Amy was very easy to understand and I loved the “recipe for a great shot” handout. She inspired me to think before styling. I loved watching her work. Great job all the way around!
This class really helped demystify how a camera works and helped me understand the fundamentals of good photography.