Class Introduction


Story on a Plate: Food Photography & Styling


Lesson Info

Class Introduction

I avoid I'm todd I am diane and we're at market today with joe and monica and we're gonna be photographing them making their wonderful and amazing food our goal is to really capture you guys in your natural state not feeling like you need to do it for the camera just even if mistakes happen if spills happened that's awesome so we just want to capture and its riel everyday l riel yeah nothing stage just basically real and authentic how you guys operate daily basis? Um you know, after you finish your dishes will get here shots of the dishes and so feel free to correct us to like if there's a way that you see the dish that's like that's not really us is like, you know, I want to make change here there are you can't capture this just list now it's like you guys are the boss it's like this is your food like we want to make sure that we're representing you guys the best that we can and there's gonna be both of us so one of us is going to shoot wide one of us is going to shoot detail so it's ...

kind of a small space we're gonna be friends really fast so we're just gonna kind of maybe get each other's way well quick but if we communicate we're gonna try our best to get amazing shot

Class Description

Food styling photography isn’t just about taking a delicious image; it’s a way to tell a story about tastes, seasons, and aesthetics. Learn how to artfully capture that story in-camera and share your work with potential clients and collaborators.

In this course, you will learn how to craft a food story through images that are unique, intimate, and meaningful. Noted food photographers Todd Porter and Diane Cu will show you how to utilize natural light whether you are shooting at the table or in a restaurant. You’ll learn simple techniques for food styling that will keep your food fresh and believable on set. Todd and Diane will also share strategies for creating a thriving food photography business through their successful blend of online marketing and community building.

Whether you want to explore a new career in food photography or are seeking to improve your existing food styling skills, this course will arm you with the technical skills and industry knowledge you need to succeed.



Diane and Todd are amazing! They've held nothing back when giving the rest of us an honest, detailed look into what it means to be a food photographer. I've seen many seminars on the topic from different companies and photographers and this one is my favourite. I love their no fuss approach to food photography. It leaves me feeling like food photography is manageable without having to fuss with cameras and lighting gear that are outside of my budget. I love that Diane often mentions how there's more to food photography than the plated dish. And Todd is just adorable and has the cutest laugh! They're a fantastic team that are engaging and make it easy to learn from them. Highly recommend purchasing this course!

MAlisa NIcolau

I loved this class and how Todd and Diane taught it. It was very personal and inspiring, with lots of insight and tips. This is not a camera technical class, but more an artistic, motivational and visual food photography learning environment. Their examples on how to set up scenes and stories behind the food and people involved are very enlightening. They gave me a lot of great ideas and hope that I, one day, will become as good of a photographer as they both are. Great team!!!!