Online Class

Food Photography

From Plate to Photo

Learn essential styling, prepping and propping techniques to craft mouthwatering food photos!

Skill Level


What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Andrew Scrivani

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Shopping is Propping
4. Chopping is Propping
5. Finding Your Style
6. Using Props
7. Challenging Foods to Photograph

Taught by

Andrew Scrivani
Andrew Scrivani
Andrew Scrivani has been a professional photographer for more than a decade, and he is a featured contributor for the New York Times and Eating Well Magazine. He has shot more than 10 cookbooks, and his photographs have most recently appeared in Melissa Clark’s Eat This Now, three New York Times best-selling cookbooks by Kris Carr and ABC’s The Chew. Andrew speaks annually at the International Food Bloggers Conference, and teaches popular workshops and seminars around the country.
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