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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.

Professional Food Photography

Professional food photographer, Sue Atkinson runs a one-day professional food photography masterclass from her London studio.   The one-day photography course introduces the sort of professional briefs a food photographer is likely to be asked to fulfill and through discussion and practical workshop demonstration follows through the interpretation of a given brief to its final delivery stage.

Professional Food Photography:   One-day stage two workshop/discussion

In this one-day workshop Sue Atkinson will provide an introduction to the sort of professional briefs a food photographer is likely to be asked to fulfill and through discussion and practical demonstration work through the interpretation of a given brief to its final delivery stage.  

Discussion of requirements of different fields of commissioned commercial food photography - editorial, packaging, advertising, social media, will be followed by demonstrations after which you will have the opportunity to take your own shots of the set-ups:

1. simple recipe photography working with flash and a digital back/camera tethered to Capture One

2. shooting food to fit a layout in Capture One

The workshop will also cover:

  •  the brief as set by different types of clients
  •  interpreting the brief - asking the right questions
  •  photographic style and treatment, "mood boards"
  •  the role of the art director/client
  •  props, backgrounds and props stylist
  •  the role of the food stylist
  •  studio essentials
  •  lighting and selecting the right treatment
  •  shooting angles
  •  composition, making masks and shooting to a layout
  •  working tethered with Capture One
  •  Workflow and the importance of the Day book
  • Photoshop and the role of the retoucher

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