|Professional Food Photography Class 2
Goldman/Lara Ferroni Duration: 2
Weeks Cost: US$99
When it comes to food photography, lighting is the most critical aspect. You can have the most beautifully styled subjects, amazing props, and the perfect composition but if the lighting is poor, none of that matters. A really talented food photographer can make any subject, no matter how unappetizing, look good because they know what type of light, how much light, and where to place the light for every subject they shoot.
Join Lara Ferroni and Ron Goldman for this intensive two week segment of the professional food photography series of classes and you will walk away with the knowledge and confidence needed to light food properly in most any situation imaginable. Whether in your home, studio, or out on location, we will show you how to create the correct light for whatever subject you are shooting.
Through step by step example images as well as accompanying video segments in each lesson, we will quickly have you lighting like a pro.
Week 1: Equipment and Qualities of Light
We will cover different qualities of light such as "soft", "hard", "warm", and "cool" and show you what you need to create any of these with a variety of different equipment as well as explain why(and why not) certain qualities of light work best with certain types of subjects. We will go over different types of light modifiers such as softboxes, umbrellas, diffusers, grids, and snoots and when and where you might need to use them. We will also cover how to fire your strobes and speedlights both wired and wirelessly.
Week 2: Direction and Quantities of Light
Placement of your light source in relation to the subject and camera is critical. We will show you how to instantly know which side of your subject your light should be on as well as how high or low the light should be in relation to the subject. We will explain how much light is needed for different subjects and settings and how and when to use multiple light sources and more advanced setups.
This is an advanced course and you will need a solid understanding of aperture and shutter speed and how to control these on your specific camera. You will need lighting equipment for this class. Please email the instructors for a list of several recommended packages if you do not yet have lights. Reflectors, diffusers and a way to hold them in place will greatly help. A solid tripod and head is an absolute must. The ability to shoot tethered is also a big plus!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with any questions prior to signing up for the class. We will gladly help you with making sure you are prepared before the class starts.
Instructor: Ron Goldman
Ron Goldman is a photographer living in Washington State. Capturing the beauty of the Pacific Northwest in photographs has always been one of Ron's passions. Whether outdoors with natural light or in his studio shooting with strobes, his strong sense of color comes through in all of his images.
Recent clients include Chef Magazine, Portland Menu Guide, Dealer Principal Magazine, Papa Haydn Restaurants and Microtrace Corporation. His stock images are represented by Super Stock, Acclaim Images, and Ad Stock Images. More of Ron's work can be seen here: www.rongoldmanphotography.com
Instructor: Lara Ferroni
Lara Ferroni is a former tech geek turned food geek who spends her days exploring the food culture of the Pacific Northwest. As a writer and photographer, you might spy her learning to make kim chee in the back rooms of a local church, scheming about how to adopt a sheep, digging through bargain bins for the perfect prop, or dreaming up delicious new ways to use teff. Her photos have been featured in websites and magazines such as Epicurious and Edible Communities, as well as over 10 cookbooks, including her own, Doughnuts: Simple and Delicious Recipes to Make at Home (Sasquatch Books). Her second cookbook, Real Snacks: Sweet and Salty Treats Without all the Junk (Sasquatch Books), ships in the fall of 2012, followed by Cookies in the Raw: Irresistible Cookie Dough by the Spoonful and Beyond (Running Press) in August 2013. Her food photography how-to book, Food Photography: Pro Secrets for Styling, Lighting & Shooting (Pixiq) will be on bookstore shelves in Spring 2012. You can find more of her tasty photos and recipes on her blogs, CookandEat.com and StillLifeWith.com.