Online Food Styling & Photography Course

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Online Food Styling & Photography Course

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Week 1 : Photography & Food Styling

August ____ ?

2 hour full class online streaming session

*Class time will be set in advance, but if you’re unable to stream in live at that time, the class will be archived for later access

 

PHOTOGRAPHY ESSENTIALS

Knowing your basics is crucial to developing top-quality work

  • Shutter speed, aperture, and ISO
  • Digital image formats and why you should shoot in RAW
  • Assembling your photography set, bodies and lenses (difference between fixed and zoom, brightness, purpose)
  • Playing with light and light sources
     

STYLING ESSENTIALS

While playing by ear and following your own instinct is what makes your styling unique, there are a few rules, akin to painting and art, that can give you a better understanding of why you do what you are doing:

  • Harmony in shapes and rules of composition
  • color balance and consistence 
  • Textures & materials / Setting up a set 
  • Prop sourcing

 

 

At the end of the session, you will be given homework that follow a theme in particular, and will be asked to unleash your creative genius without straying too much from the theme you are given. The homework will be discussed on the following individual one-on-one session (see below).

 

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Week 2: Social media, Branding, Editing in Lightroom

August (11 or 12)

2 hour full class online streaming session

*Class time will be set in advance, but if you’re unable to stream in live at that time, the class will be archived for later access

 

Learn about the industry’s hottest topics: Social media, branding and editing. Get real and direct insider tips and advice from Christiann who’s grown her Instagram into a popular account from the ground up.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

  • How to brand your work on social media (which requires a completely different strategy than web platforms)
  • Post timing
  • Post testing
  • Captions
  • Hashtags
  • Networking
  • Monetization
  • Working with brands

 

BRANDING

Learn strategic ways to brand your company; one of the most crucial parts in growing your company. We’ll cover topics like:

  • What is branding?
  • Why branding is even important in the first place
  • Tips and strategies on how to brand your work
  • Instagram and branding

 

EDITING

Why editing is so important

Tips on how to make a good image great

Detailed overview of Lightroom 5, the industry’s most utilized editing platform

Step by step instruction on how to edit an image in Lightroom

 

 

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WEEK 3 : 1 on 1 Food styling

August _____

1 1/2 hour 1 on 1 online streaming session

 

Each student gets 1 on 1 teaching via screenshare. Work with Valentina to have all you questions about styling answered, as she walks you through a detailed tour of her own styling process. This one-on-one session will introduce you to styling both dark and bright color palettes, as well as both large, fully set tables and simpler but well-plated dishes, or ingredients alone, in tandem with the light and mood you want to achieve with your work. 

 

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WEEK 4: 1 on 1 Editing in Lightroom

 

August 25 & 26

1 1/2 hour 1 on 1 online streaming session

 

Each student gets 1 on 1 teaching via screenshare. Work with Christiann as she takes your images from week 3’s homework and shows you how to edit, step by step. Ask as many questions as you like, we go at your pace! At the end of the class, Christiann will have developed a preset for you that you can take and utilize in Lightroom post session for future editing! Presets allow for consistency of your imagery and are crucial to branding your work.