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18 Grafton Mews
London, England, W1T 5JG
United Kingdom

Food photographer Sue Atkinson and fine art photographer Mike Roles run specialist photography masterclasses in their central London studio.

An Introduction to Food Photography

Professional food photographer, Sue Atkinson runs a one-day food photography masterclass from her London studio.   The one-day photography course includes a discussion of Sue's professional food photography portfolio and demonstration of basic photography techniques which may be applied in food photography without the use of complex equipment.

An Introduction to Food Photography

One day presentation and demonstration

Through a presentation of her own work Sue Atkinson will introduce the main fields of professional food photography - editorial, packaging, advertising, social media and show her own portfolio for questions and discussion.

She will then demonstrate photographing a simple food set-up in the studio using techniques which could be easily-replicated elsewhere and there will be opportunities for you to take your own shots of the set-ups demonstrated.

The workshop will also cover:

  •  interpreting a brief - concept, objectives, practicality, "mood board"
  •  composition, layout and final output requirements
  •  recipe photography, cooked food and food as still-life
  •  composite "life-style" and close-up techniques
  •  location v studio
  •  Photoshop - its use and abuse in food photography
  •  working with clients/ art directors
  •  Props and props styling
  •  presentation and the role of the food stylist
  •  what makes a good assistant?
  •  work flow and the importance of the day book
  •  working with an agent
  •  personal work and style
  •  promotion, publicity, web sites

The workshop will take place in Sue's specially-equipped London studio where she will explain her set up and the functions it fulfills.