For centuries, food has been chronicled through art. Still life paintings depicting bread, fruits and vegetables, has a long tradition in artworks dating as far back as the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans, who prided themselves in the realistic depiction of food in their paintings. During the Renaissance period, the forefront of the food-painting movement, the Dutch realists composed impressive kitchen and market paintings featuring various displays of food fare on counters and tables. Later, famous artists like Paul Cezanne or the impressionist Vincent Van Gough were renowned for their numerous impressive food paintings.
Our fascination with food remains till today. With the invention of the camera, food began to appear in photographs as early as in the 19th Century. The arrival of digital photography and affordable digital cameras, has literally exploded the world of food photography. Blogs, food websites, social media, cookbooks and magazines - all have compounded the appearance of stylish and tempting food photographs - worldwide on daily basis.
A picture is worth a thousand words and whether your ultimate desire is to make a career of food photography/styling or you want to take a good food shot for your blog or article or simply master a challenging new subject for your photography portfolio, it is crucial to learn and practice the various elements and topics required to take great images that grab viewer attention and hold it. When you can take control of all the photographic and styling elements to produce a good shot, you will find just how rewarding it can be.
Knowing the basic photographic and styling principles allows you access to a plethora of knowledge to create beautiful images - and that's exactly what our aim is in this fun and mouth-watering 4-week course!
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
What you will need:
The next session of this course starts on 15 September 2014 - there are also other sessions to choose from to ensure you find the course that is most convenient for you.
To buy a place on this course, please select the session that you would like to enroll on: