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Story on a Plate: Food Photography & Styling

with Todd Porter and Diane Cu

Trailer: Story on a Plate: Food Photography & Styling with Todd Porter and Diane Cu
Free Preview: Shoot: Cherries
32:48
Free Preview: Shoot: Cherries
Learn more about working with light through a simple cherry photo shoot.

Learn how to artfully photograph food.

Food 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 skills, this course will arm you with the technical skills and industry knowledge you need to succeed.

Instructor

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Todd Porter and Diane Cu

Todd Porter and Diane Cu-Porter are professional photographers and filmmakers specializing in food, travel, lifestyle and they produce content for editorial, advertising and cookbooks. Their work has been seen in national advertising campaigns, magazines and newspapers for clients including Food & Wine Magazine, Sunset Magazine, ... more...
    • Bonus with signup

      Todd Porter and Diane Cu Gear Guide.pdf
      Todd and Diane - Places to shop for Food Styling Props.pdf
      Todd and Diane Syllabus.pdf
  • Session 1 (22 Videos)

    • Bonus Video 1: Introduction
      01:17
      Bonus Video 1: Introduction
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    • Bonus Video 2: Lighting
      00:54
      Bonus Video 2: Lighting
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    • Bonus Video 3: Plating
      12:54
      Bonus Video 3: Plating
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    • Bonus Video 4: Hero Shots
      05:39
      Bonus Video 4: Hero Shots
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    • Bonus Video 5: Motion in Restaurant
      07:56
      Bonus Video 5: Motion in Restaurant
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    • Bonus Video 6: Portraiture
      03:48
      Bonus Video 6: Portraiture
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    • Bonus Video 7: Restaurant Details
      08:48
      Bonus Video 7: Restaurant Details
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    • Segment 1 - 13 Pre-Show
      12:17
      Segment 1 - 13 Pre-Show
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    • Segment 1 - Documenting Food Stories
      24:28
      Segment 1 - Documenting Food Stories
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    • Segment 2 - Food Lighting Clock
      33:24
      Segment 2 - Food Lighting Clock
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    • Segment 3 - Lighting Q&A
      18:14
      Segment 3 - Lighting Q&A
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    • Free Preview: Shoot: Cherries
      32:48
      Free Preview: Shoot: Cherries
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    • Segment 5 - Shoot: Dessert
      14:39
      Segment 5 - Shoot: Dessert
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    • Segment 6 - Shoot: Savory Fried Chicken
      31:05
      Segment 6 - Shoot: Savory Fried Chicken
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    • Segment 7 - Natural Food Styling
      41:05
      Segment 7 - Natural Food Styling
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    • Segment 8 - Shoot: Styled Chili
      30:38
      Segment 8 - Shoot: Styled Chili
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    • Segment 9 - Shoot: Styled Salad
      10:04
      Segment 9 - Shoot: Styled Salad
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    • Segment 10 - Shoot: Fried Chicken with Multiple Dishes
      25:10
      Segment 10 - Shoot: Fried Chicken with Multiple Dishes
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    • Segment 11 - Shoot: Dessert with Multiple Dishes
      32:47
      Segment 11 - Shoot: Dessert with Multiple Dishes
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    • Segment 12 - Styling Workflow Between Photographer and Stylist
      15:31
      Segment 12 - Styling Workflow Between Photographer and Stylist
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    • Segment 13 - Shoot: Herb Still Life
      08:16
      Segment 13 - Shoot: Herb Still Life
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    • Segment 1 - 13 Wrap-Up
      06:05
      Segment 1 - 13 Wrap-Up
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  • Session 2 (13 Videos)

    • Segment 14 - 24 Pre-Show
      14:11
      Segment 14 - 24 Pre-Show
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    • Segment 14 - Capturing Food on Location Part 1
      39:15
      Segment 14 - Capturing Food on Location Part 1
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    • Segment 15 -  Capturing Food on Location Part 2
      36:54
      Segment 15 - Capturing Food on Location Part 2
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    • Segment 16 - Photographing in Restaurants: Lighting
      13:21
      Segment 16 - Photographing in Restaurants: Lighting
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    • Segment 17 - Photographing in Restaurants: Plating
      41:41
      Segment 17 - Photographing in Restaurants: Plating
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    • Segment 18 - Photographing in Restaurants: Motion & Portraiture
      17:23
      Segment 18 - Photographing in Restaurants: Motion & Portraiture
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    • Segment 19 - Photographing in Restaurants: Hero Shots
      26:23
      Segment 19 - Photographing in Restaurants: Hero Shots
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    • Segment 20 - Photographing in Restaurants: Restaurant Detail
      14:39
      Segment 20 - Photographing in Restaurants: Restaurant Detail
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    • Segment 21 - Interview with Ethan Stowell
      28:59
      Segment 21 - Interview with Ethan Stowell
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    • Segment 22 - Q&A with Ethan Stowell
      10:01
      Segment 22 - Q&A with Ethan Stowell
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    • Segment 23 - Expectations and File Distribution
      31:31
      Segment 23 - Expectations and File Distribution
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    • Segment 24 - Final Delivery and Building Relationships
      44:42
      Segment 24 - Final Delivery and Building Relationships
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    • Segment 14 - 24 Wrap-Up
      03:57
      Segment 14 - 24 Wrap-Up
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  • Session 3 (15 Videos)

    • Segment 25 - 36 Pre-Show
      11:55
      Segment 25 - 36 Pre-Show
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    • Segment 25 - Shoot: Multi Dish Dessert Part 1
      37:31
      Segment 25 - Shoot: Multi Dish Dessert Part 1
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    • Segment 26 - Shoot: Multi Dish Dessert Part 2
      16:00
      Segment 26 - Shoot: Multi Dish Dessert Part 2
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    • Segment 27 - Shoot: Fried Chicken with Drinks
      23:24
      Segment 27 - Shoot: Fried Chicken with Drinks
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    • Segment 28 - Shoot: Large Table Setting
      09:32
      Segment 28 - Shoot: Large Table Setting
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    • Segment 29 - Shoot: Hand Model Holding a Pie
      22:21
      Segment 29 - Shoot: Hand Model Holding a Pie
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    • Segment 30 - Shoot: Bread Making Scene
      22:52
      Segment 30 - Shoot: Bread Making Scene
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    • Segment 31 - Shoot: Summer Tabletop Scene
      24:47
      Segment 31 - Shoot: Summer Tabletop Scene
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    • Segment 32 - Starting a Food Photography Business
      19:52
      Segment 32 - Starting a Food Photography Business
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    • Segment 33 - Making a Living in Food Photography Part 1
      31:56
      Segment 33 - Making a Living in Food Photography Part 1
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    • Segment 34 - Making a Living in Food Photography Part 2
      32:09
      Segment 34 - Making a Living in Food Photography Part 2
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    • Thanks + Credits
      06:27
      Thanks + Credits
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    • Segment 35 - Food Stories Through Moving Pictures
      28:59
      Segment 35 - Food Stories Through Moving Pictures
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    • Segment 36 - Sharing Food Stories & Life
      25:41
      Segment 36 - Sharing Food Stories & Life
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    • Segment 25 - 36 Wrap-Up
      02:49
      Segment 25 - 36 Wrap-Up
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