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Food Photography for Beginners

Learn the path to creating beautiful food photos
(5 reviews)
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 44m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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“This is a really good class to get a quick and easily understandable overview of the basics of food photography. Great starting point to then dive deeper into the different aspects based on what you want to work on/learn in more detail next.”
Sandra, student
“Excellent information! Thank you Daniela for teaching the basics of food styling, from camera handling to image editing. I recommend her as a teacher.”
Monserrat, Udemy student

Learn the basics of Food Photography with this comprehensive course!
Food Photography for Beginners was created to help aspiring food photographers to follow their journey without feeling confused and overwhelmed.
If you are a food blogger, Instagram influencer, a chef, or a food aficionado who wants to showcase mouthwatering creations, this course is for you!
Food photography is not the same as shooting portraits or landscapes. It has its specifics which you will master with the time. This course will guide you through the most important elements and rules you need to follow in order to start creating beautiful images right in your kitchen. I will explain you the basics of food photography, what makes a photo eye pleasing and what mistakes to avoid. You will find out in what areas you need to focus as you keep learning. Last but not least, you will understand what equipment you need for great food photography, even on a budget.
During the course you will dive into the different elements of food photography: Lighting, Composition, Styling and Shooting. You will have the possibility to follow me along in a smartphone photo shoot and see also how I edit the photos. Last but not least, you will will learn lots of tips about creating beautiful photos.
Most of the lectures go with a short handbook outlining the main points of the topic. This will make it easier for the students to learn and follow up.

You will learn

✓ Understand the basics of Food Photography
✓ How to create impressive food images
✓ Styling, Composition, Lighting for Food Photography
✓ On which areas to focus in their Food Photography journey


• a DSLR camera or a mobile phone

This course is for

• Beginner Food Photographers
• Food Bloggers
• Bakers and Chefs who want to showcase their work
• Instagram Influencers
Food Photographer and Blogger. Cookbook author.
Hi, I am Daniela!
I am a food and product photographer, blogger, cookbook author and educator.
I have been passionate about baking and creating my own recipes since I was a kid. In 2012 I started my first food blog which opened for me the world of food photography.
In the meantime I was already climbing the career ladder in a big corporation. I graduated in Portuguese Philology and started working in a multinational company where I went through different positions and promotions within over 13 years. I learned how to create and deliver trainings, how to provide excellent service to clients even in challenging circumstances and how to coach and motivate people for outstanding results. I managed multinational teams with over 70 people reporting to me.
Despite my corporate success, my desire for creativity kept growing. In 2020 I quit my management job and dedicated myself to food photography which was my side hustle until then.
Currently I am living my dream life, dedicated full time to photography for clients, blogging and teaching. During my corporate career I mastered the art of training people for success. Now I support others to learn the skills I have acquired and to follow their dreams and passions.
What my students say about my courses:
“Daniela’s instructions and examples perfectly illustrate and narrate how to create beautiful composition and achieve even and attractive lighting for styling food photos. Highly recommend this class to anyone, but just a tip – don’t watch this class if hungry.”
Ilya, student
“I love these lessons ❤️ Great inspiration!”
Teodora, student
“very helpful and clear explaining , I recommend it”
Nasser, student
“Perfect place to get started, I went from knowing nothing about video editing to recording a “impresses my friends” cooking video in a day.”
Matthew, student
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 44m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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